Another Orchid species from my trip to Crete. Ophrys candica (White ophrys) is named after Candia, an old name of Heraklion, the capital of Crete. It is a late flowering species and due to the early orchid season this year on Crete we could find some first flowers opening. The english name "White ophrys" is derived from the broad white or yellowish boarding of the speculum. The purple colouring in the background is from an other Orchid species: Orchis laxiflora which is mostly found in the same habitat.
Vatos (Crete - Greece) - 12/04/2010
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