Nine orchids in the Ophrys genus have been recorded in Jordan. They are generally characterized by three outer sepals and three furry inner petals that resemble a bee. In addition to the visual mimicry, bee orchids generally release pheromones that mimic the scent of female bees. As a male bee attempts to mate with the flower, detachable anthers adhere to the bee to be carried to another flower.
Semi-dry, limestone, open woodlands in the Northern Highlands, including Ajloun and Amman.