Flowering period
June - July
Threat status ?
Scientific name
Cephalanthera rubra

red helleborine

LB: Roude Bëschvillchen FR: céphalanthère rose DE: Rotes Waldvögelein

With their pointed tepals, the large flowers of the red helleborine resemble the silhouette of a flying bird, hence the German common name “Waldvöglein”. This typical orchid of calcareous, sparse deciduous forests can now only be found in the former open-cast mining areas in the south of Luxembourg.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.