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Bee Orchid

One of the more common summer orchids in Dorset.


Common Name Bee Orchid
Scientific Name Ophrys apifera
Species Group Orchid Family Orchidaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
Preferred Environment
Look for An orchid with flowers that look like bumble-bees
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Orchid Family Orchidaceae