Flowering period
April - July
Threat status ?
Regionally extinct
Wet meadow
Scientific name
Dactylorhiza sambucina

elder-flowered orchid

LB: Hielenner-Fangerwuerzel FR: orchis sureau DE: Holunder-Kuckucksblume

The elder-flowered orchid takes its name from the elderflower-like smell of its flowers. In our region only the yellow color variety is found, in more southern regions it can also be found together with the red color variety in one population. The elder-flowered orchid grows on acid soils in dry and fresh meadows and rough grasslands, but has been extinct in Luxembourg for a long time.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.