Flowering period
May - June
Threat status ?
Critically endangered
Dry meadow
Scientific name
Orchis simia

monkey orchid

LB: Afe-Bouwekraut FR: orchis singe DE: Affen-Knabenkraut

The flower lip of the monkey orchid resembles a monkey with its four long limbs. The species was thought to be extinct in Luxembourg, but has been sighted again recently. It grows on sunny slopes and in light scrub on calcareous soil in the Gutland.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.