Flowering period
June - August
Threat status ?
Least concern
Dry meadow
Scientific name
Gymnadenia conopsea

fragrant orchid

LB: Mécken-Handwuerzel FR: gymnadénie des moucherons DE: Mücken-Händelwurz

Larger strands of fragrant orchids are notably remembered for their wonderful fragrance. A mixture of clove and vanilla attracts various insects to the pinkish-purple inflorescences. But only those with long enough proboscises can reach the nectar in the narrow spur tube. The slender fragrant orchid is quite common in Luxembourg, on calcareous grasslands.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.