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Fly Orchid

Fly Orchid Ophrys insectifera

A clever mimic, the flowers closely resemble little flies, attracting insects to pollinate them. They are not easy to spot as their rather drab colouring blends with the surrounding vegetation, but they often form colonies of ten or more plants. Image: Stuart Read (Flickr).

Find out more: iNaturalist, PlantlifeOnline Atlas of the British and Irish Flora