Ophrys sphegodes

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 30-45 cm (1-1.5 ft)
Flower Colors: green, brown, patterned
Flower Season: late spring

Ophrys sphegodes Miller is a widespread European limestone grassland species which can be found from Portugal to Iran and north up to the UK. It flowers slightly later than its cousin Ophrys araneola from which it also can be distinguished by a more reddish color scheme and bigger and more bulging lip, even though there is quite some variation in the individuals. Photos by Martin Bohnet of plants found in the Swabian Jura.

Ophrys sphegodes in habitat, Martin BohnetOphrys sphegodes, Martin BohnetOphrys sphegodes, Martin Bohnet

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