Flowering period
May - August
Threat status ?
Least concern
Dry meadow
Scientific name
Anacamptis pyramidalis

pyramidal orchid

LB: Pyramiden-Hondswuerzel FR: orchis pyramidal DE: Pyramiden-Spitzorchis, Pyramiden-Hundswurz

Despite its long spur and bright colour, there is no nectar for pollinators in the flowers of the pyramidal orchid. The lime-loving species is found in sunny rough pastures and dry grasslands. It has spread widely in Luxembourg in recent decades, especially in the former open-cast mining areas in the south of the country. This conspicuous species also likes to colonise filled-up road embankments.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.