Species: O. italica
Orchis italica, ordinarily known as the naked man orchid or the Italian orchid (because the flowers resemble a naked man) is a type of orchid local to the Mediterranean.
The petals of this orchid really look like a naked man with arms and legs and even the reproductive organ is in detail! The flower resembles a bare man hanging with a grin and two eyes. This orchid species is found in bunches across the Mediterranean region such as Jordan, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Israel, and Greece.
This orchid plant prefers shade. The Italian orchid develops appropriately in wet soil. The species is hermaphrodite meaning it has both male and female sex organs in the same plant.
The flowers come in a wide range of colours like distinctive shades of pink, white, purple and even yellow. Other than this, it additionally comes in various sizes as well.
Blossoming season – March and April.
The species has threatened status and conservation efforts are on to protect this peculiar species of orchids.
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