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 Ophrys lutea

Photo by  A.-H. Paradis,

Author:   Antonio Josť Cavanilles, 1793
Family:  Orchidaceae
Origin:  Southern Europe
Soil:  Mix-Rich
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  2 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow/Blue-Gray/Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Yellow Bee Orchid
Synonyms:  -
  This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by Antonio Josť Cavanilles in 1793. It is found in Southern Europe, growing in grassland in a well drained soil with some to lots of  water and some to lots of sun. The bulbs can grow to two centimetres, the plant up to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow, blue-gray and maroon. The pollen is deposit on the abdomen of the bees.

The genera name means 'brow', perhaps as to larger sepals than petals. The species name means 'yellow'.

I am not sure the caudex will appreciate to be exposed.