No, it's not just another post about the same native orchid I posted three days ago, this time I wanna present another ophrys species out of the same family - more or less a "cousin" from the orchid I posted recently.
left: ophrys sphegodes - Early Spider orchid - Große Spinnen-Ragwurz
right: Ophrys fuciflora - Late Spider orchid - Hummel-Ragwurz
The Early Spider orchid is a bit insignificant-looking compared to its more colourful family member Late Spider orchid.
You really have to come close to its little bloosom - otherwise you may not see how beautiful it is.
The flowers have yellow-green sepals and a velvety brown labellum with a distinctive H marking so that the flowers much resemble an arthropod and especially a spider.
Compared to the Late Spider orchid I found much more of this beautiful little flower in our local natural reserve.
Have you ever tried to search for native orchids in the region you live?
Many of these European orchids exist from Scandinatia to southern Europe, but of course not all the species in every country.
Good luck in your search for native orchids!