Fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera)

The fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera), is a species of orchid and the type species of the genus Ophrys.

It is native to Europe (Codes) and favors sites with alkaline soil.

The name arises because its inflorescence resembles a fly, although it is dependent on wasps and bees for pollination.

The fly orchid is one of the rarest plant species in Peszér-forest.

Photo by Adrienn Csontos

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