Ophrys lutea

Yellow ophrys; Ophrys jaune; Gelbe Ragwurz; Ofride gialla

Common throughout the Mediterranean region. A variable species with several named subspecies or varieties.

Common in garigue, scrub, poor grassland.

Upper Photograph: subsp. lutea Gargano Peninsula, eastern Italy 2002.
© Paul Hackney.

Lower Photograph: subsp. lutea mountains of Alicante Province, Spain, 2006
© Paul Hackney.

Lower photograph: subsp. galilaea (murbeckii) distinguished by the "fishtails" at the base of the lip N Cyprus 2003
© Alan Hill

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