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Orchis elegans

Where to find Orchis elegans?

Orchis elegans (Orchis elegans) occurs in Slovakia in the following habitats: wet meadows, marshes, fen meadows. It is considered as critically endangered species. The main treats are habitat destruction, secondary succession, draining of swampy or seasonally submerged wetlands.

Orchis elegans

Orchis elegans

Orchid height 60-80 cm

Flowering time May-June

Flower color viollet

Orchid biotop wet meadows, marshes, fen meadows

Altitudinal vegetation zone planar zone (lowlands)-foothill zone

Distribution in Slovakia Podunajská nížina, Záhorská nížina, Východoslovenská nížina, Bukovské vrchy

Distribution Slovakia

Conservation status critically endangered

Threats habitat destruction, secondary succession, draining of swampy or seasonally submerged wetlands

This orchid produces hybrids with Dactylorhiza majalis

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