Ophrys bombyliflora

Ophrys bombyliflora

  • Ophrys bombyliflora
  • Ophrys bombyliflora
  • Flower name
    Ophrys bombyliflora
  • Scientific name
    Ophrys bombyliflora
  • Aliasオフィリス ボンビリフローラ, Bumblebee orchid, マルハナバチラン, Ophrys bombyliflora, Bee orchid, オフリス・ボンビリフローラ, ビー・オーキッド
  • Place of originthe Mediterranean
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Ophrys bombyliflora

Ophrys bombyliflora or Bumblebee orchid (scientific name: Ophrys bombyliflora) is a perennial wildflower of the genus Ophrys in the family Orchidaceae, native to the Mediterranean. It is a terrestrial spring-flowering orchid with an underground bulb. It grows wild in grasslands and open spaces. It is small, about 5 cm tall. In spring, it produces upright stems with flowers at the tips that resemble female bumblebees. The face-like petals and sepals are green, the round brown pollen clusters are the eyes of the bee, and the reddish brown lips look like a nose and mouth.

Common name: Ophrys bombyliflora, Scientific name: Ophrys bombyliflora, aka: Bee orchid, Bumblebee orchid, Origin: Mediterranean, plant height: 5 cm, leaf shape: lanceolate, flower diameter: 0.7-1 cm, flowering season: April-May, petal color: green, lip color: reddish brown, pollen mass color (looks like eyes): brown.


  • Order
    Orchidaceae
  • Family
    Orchidoideae
  • Genus
    Ophrys
  • Species
    O. bombyliflora
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial wildflower
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height5.0 ~ 5.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.7 ~ 1.0 cm

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