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Ophrys scolopax.
Ophrys bécasse.
Woodcock orchid.

The Ophrys becasse is a fairly widespread orchid in the south of France. Very colorful, medium-sized and fond of limestone soils, it will be recognized by its elongated and trilobed labellum (well detached bumps on the sides). The petals of the same color as the petals are thin. An appendix often folded at the tip of the labellum will complete the description. 

Note all the same very variable drawings on the labellum, which will explain the many illustrative views for this species. 

There are strong variations in the relationship between the length of the labellum and the span of the sepals giving either a compact flower effect or conversely the impression of a very small labellum lost in the middle of large sepals.


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