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British orchids - ophrys

Ophrys




 


Ophrys is greek for "Eyebrow" and the name is believed to have been given by the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder (29-79 AD) who died when Vesuvius erupted.
Legend has it that ophrys species provide a brown dye which the Romans used to dye their eyebrows and hair. Dont forget they didn't have Grecian 2000 in those days!