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A genus containing around 150 species of tuberous terrestrial orchids in the Orchidaceae family native to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. They have a simple, basal rosette of leaves and a flowering stalk carrying between 2 and 12 flowers, the lower part of which resembles a foraging insect. Commonly known as bee-orchids, they reproduce by pseudocopulation; tricking male insects into collecting and distributing pollen by mimicking the scent and appearance of female insects.
Common problems with Ophrys
How to propagate Ophrys
Division of tubers where possible.
Special features of Ophrys
Other uses of Ophrys
Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.