Nature Trivia- Bee Mimics

The Bee Orchid mimicks the shape of a female bee. Fooled by the resemblance to a female, a male bee visits the flower and collects pollen. When the insect flies to another bee orchid, he pollinates the flower. Amazing! We rarely see these unique flowers, so yesterday, we were so excited when we stumbled upon this rare beauty.

1 comment:

keri said...

They ARE lovely.
I watched a documentary The Orchid Hunter, a short while back. Amazing flower and bees.