Syn.: Dactylorhiza incarnata (L.) Soó var. ochroleuca Boll, Dactylorhiza incarnata (L.) Soó subsp. ochroleuca (Wustnei ex Boll) P. F. Hunt et Summerh., Dactylorhiza incarnata (L.) Soó var. straminea (Rchb. fil.) Soó
Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
Dactylorhiza ochroleuca
Distribution: East Anglia, Middle Europe, Southern Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, Northern Ukraine.
Habitat: It grows on wet meadows, moors and peat-bogs, up to 600 metres above sea level.
Description: A perennial herb with an erect stem, 25–90 cm high. The leaves (4–7) are lanceolate, unspotted. The inflorescence up to 18 cm long, the flowers are pale yellow, the labellum is 3-lobed, middle lobe is longer than lateral ones. Flowers from May to July. The fruit is a capsule.
Threat and Protection: Dactylorhiza ochroleuca is a protected plant in some countries (e.g. DK, GB, HU, SK), simultaneously is protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
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Dactylorhiza ochroleuca
These images were taken in Slovakia, Záhorská nížina (date 4. 6. 2006).