fly orchid


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Related to fly orchid: Ophrys insectifera

fly orchid

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(Plants) a European orchid, Ophrys insectifera, whose flowers resemble and attract certain wasps: found in wood margins and scrub on lime-rich soils
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Noun1.fly orchid - any of several dwarf creeping orchids with small bizarre insect-like hairy flowers on slender stalks
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Trichoceros, Trichoceros - small genus of small epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical South America
2.fly orchid - European orchid whose flowers resemble flies
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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Species that will benefit are the rare Southern damselfly and the fly orchid," he said.
Other species such as the Fly Orchid are classified as vulnerable and have only been recorded from two sites in the country," said Dr Elisabeth Harris from Powys Flora Conservation.
Some of the most rare orchids are the Red Helleborine and the Fly Orchid of Anglesey, North Wales," he said.