~Ophrys aurelia Delforge, J. & P. Devillers-Terschuren 1989 - See Ophrys x flavicans Vis. 1842 Photo courtesy of T. H. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

Common Name The Golden Yellow Ophyrs

Flower Size 1.5" [3.2 cm]

Found in Italy and France in garrigue and old terraces at elevations up to 700 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring on a lax 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005; Ophyrs The Bee Orchids of Europe Pederson & Faurholdt 2007