Monday, 27 June 2011

gardening info-rare plant

Star of the show this week was the appearance of a Bee Orchid at the NWC,this particular one is now showing for a limited period between 10am- 5pm matinees by arrangement.The flower of the bee orchid produces a scent like a female bee and its shape has also evolved to attract male bees.The bee attempts to mate with the flower and in so doing transfer pollen between plants.However in England it is thought that bee orchids only reproduce asexually and the species of bee the flower evolved to attract is not found here.

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