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Bee Orchid Blossoms on College Campus

Published 13 July
Countryside & Agriculture,
Horticulture

A Bee Orchid has been discovered in flower on Craven College’s Aireville Campus. The flower’s velvety lip looks like a female bee. Males fly in to try to mate with it and end up pollinating the flower.

The Bee Orchid is a small orchid with a rosette of leaves at ground level and two leaves that grow up the stem as a sheath. The stem displays a number of relatively large flowers with pink sepals that look like wings, and furry, brown lips that have yellow markings on them, just like a bee.

Gillian Thom, Countryside Tutor says, ‘Fantastic to spot one of our most beautiful native orchids (Bee Orchid) flowering in the college grounds this morning! Such a sustainable and enriching place to work and study.’

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