Syn.: Ophrys loeselii L., Ophrys liliifolia L., Ophrys latifolia L., Malaxis loeselii (L.) Swartz, Sturmia loeselii (L.) Rchb., Pseudorchis loeselii S. F. Gray
Family: Orchidaceae Juss.

Liparis loeselii

Distribution: The temperate zones of Eurasia and Northern America.

Ecology: Grows in mires and fens, in communitis with dominance of bryophytes, from lowlands to foothills. Flowers from June to July.

Description: Perennial herb with an erect stem, 6–25 cm high, the leaves are ovate lanceolate, inflorescence lax, with 3–15 yellowish to yellow-green flowers, tepals linear, labellum entire. The fruit is a capsule.

Threat and protection: The Yellow Widelip Orchid is a protected plant in some countries (CZ, GB, SK). This species is simultaneously protected by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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Liparis loeselii

These images were taken in Czechia, Kalábová (June 3, 2000).