Flowering period
June - July
Threat status ?
Regionally extinct
Dry meadow
Scientific name
Herminium monorchis

musk orchid

LB: Eenzelknoll-Hunnegorchidee FR: orchis musc DE: Einknollige Honigorchis

The musk orchid owes its name to the single tuber it has as a storage organ. The tuber is formed after flowering at the tip of underground stolons and not next to the old tuber as in the species of the genus Orchis. Like many other orchids of the nutrient-poor wet meadows, the musk orchid 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.