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Bee orchids on roadside verge

Observed: 26th June 2012 By: sandford17sandford17’s reputation in Plantssandford17’s reputation in Plants
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These bee orchids are growing on the side of the road in a business park near Exeter, Devon. I counted 12 plants in all. The area used to be meadows until the late 1980s when a large business park and housing estate were built on the site. However, the roadside verges all across the site have diverse vegetation (possibly planted up?).

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) interacts


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You have made a typo on the scientific name, hence the non link up with other iSpot sightings.

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Thanks Chris, I've corrected it to bring up other sightings: checked and double checked and blind to the error!

Clive Betts (Sandford17)

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Did you use the 'get

Did you use the 'get recommended' button? That will put in the right scientific name in the right spelling if you enter the common name (or the other way around, too).

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Get recommended button

I need to do this in future! Thanks