Serapias lingua (Tongue-orchid / Tongorchis) is a common species on Crete. At some places we found populations of several thousands of individuals. People who aren't familiar with terrestrial orchids will not easy recognise this species as an orchid... but it surely is !
During the night, several species of bees use the hole in the flower as a sleeping-place... I will be showing a picture of this during the next days (still have to organise all my images ....)
Spili (Crete - Greece) - 06/04/2010
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