Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ophrys bertolonii

Ophrys bertolonii blooming in an open field at L'Etang de Bolmon.  There were quite a few of them in bloom and there was some variation in lips and color.  It's not clear if there were additional species involved or if the species was simply very variable.

Ophrys bertolinii 'Le canard'.  I dubbed this one "the duck" because of the duck shaped patch on the lip.

This one looks suspiciously like Ophrys ferrum-equinum based on the alterred sepal stance and the U on the lip.  However, it is probably yet another bertolonii mutant or perhaps a bertolonii hybrid (with what, however, I cannot tell you).

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