Flowering period
May - July
Threat status ?
Least concern
Scientific name
Neottia nidus-avis

bird's-nest orchid

LB: Vullennascht-Zweeblat FR: néottie nid-d’oiseau DE: Vogel-Nestwurz

The bird's-nest orchid owes its name to its roots, which are intertwined like a bird's nest. This orchid feeds exclusively on the underground filaments of its fungal partner and is light-independent. It forms almost no chlorophyll and thus appears brownish. It grows mainly in shady deciduous and coniferous forests of the Gutland.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.