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This is a crop from a bigger image of this beautiful Orchid that flowers in Israel in February-April.
O. galilaea grows in Israel Syria and Lebanon. Each individual flower resembles a (male) clown.
Unlike most plants the first flowers open from the top of the plant and the lowest ones open last.
Most (90%) of the pollination is done by male bees of Lasioglossum marginatus that are most likely attracted to the flowers by smell.
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