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fly orchid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fly orchidnoun

    any of several dwarf creeping orchids with small bizarre insect-like hairy flowers on slender stalks

  2. fly orchid, Ophrys insectifera, Ophrys musciferanoun

    European orchid whose flowers resemble flies

Wikipedia

  1. Fly Orchid

    Ophrys insectifera, the fly orchid, is a species of orchid and the type species of the genus Ophrys. It is remarkable as an example of the use of sexually deceptive pollination and floral mimicry, as well as a highly selective and highly evolved plant–pollinator relationship.

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  1. fly orchid

    A fly orchid is a type of flowering plant belonging to the orchid family (Orchidaceae), specifically the genus Ophrys. This perennial plant, scientifically known as Ophrys insectifera, is native to Europe and is known for its distinctive flowers that resemble flies, hence the name. The fly orchid is a deceptive plant, using scent and shape to mimic female insects in order to attract male insects for pollination. Its habitat usually includes chalk and limestone grasslands and open woods.

Wikidata

  1. Fly Orchid

    Ophrys insectifera, the Fly Orchid, is a species of orchid and the type species of the genus Ophrys. It is native to Europe and favors sites with alkaline soil. The name arises because its inflorescence resembles a fly, being totally dependent on flies and bees for pollination. The plants use scent to attract male flies, which pollinate the flowers as they attempt to mate with the flower. The scent released by the flowers mimic female fly sexual pheromones.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fly orchid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fly orchid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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