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One of the more common summer orchids in Dorset.
|Common Name||Bee Orchid|
|Scientific Name||Ophrys apifera|
|Family||Orchid family - Orchidaceae|
|Species Family||Orchid Family - Orchidaceae|
|Flower Colour Group||Purple|
|Look for||An orchid with flowers that look like bumble-bees|
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