PHOTOS OF ORCHID
Photo of Ophrys bertolonii Moretti
Bertoloni’s bee orchid – Ophrys bertolonii Moretti – (Orchid)
Perennial bulbous plant of the Orchid family -Orchidaceae- up to 40 cm. Basal lanceolate leaves. Flowers till 2 cm in loose spikes from 2 – 8. A notched central lip, 2 cm long; velvety, hairy, very dark, almost black with a dark blue spot on it. Perianth pink with 3 external segments broader than the internal ones; both the same length but the external darker and hairy. In dry grasslands and by the side of the roads.
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5 May, 2021