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Orchis palustris

Where to find Orchis palustris?

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

Orchis palustris

Orchis palustris

Orchid height 25-50 cm

Flowering time May-June

Flower color purple

Orchid biotop wet meadows, fen meadows

Altitudinal vegetation zone planar zone (lowlands)-foothill zone

Distribution in Slovakia Podunajská nížina, Záhorská nížina

Distribution Slovakia

Conservation status critically endangered

Threats habitat destruction, secondary succession, draining of swampy or seasonally submerged wetlands, peat extraction (mining)

This orchid produces hybrids with Orchis coriophora

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