Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) - Stock Image

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Description
Short to medium with oval or lanceolate, plain green leaves. Flowers 2-11, in a slender lax spike, brownish purple to yellowish-green, with pink or purple sepals; lip 3-lobed, 10-13mm, with a yellowish pattern enclosing a reddish-brown shield-shaped zone, tip incurved.
Habitat: Short and rough grassy places, meadows and pastures, scrub, banks and roadsides, railway cuttings, quarries, sand-dunes, on calcareous soils.
Flowering Season: June-July.
Distribution: Britain, Belgium, France and Germany. Widespread in C & S Europe.

This Picture is made on the Isle of Krk (Croatia).

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