Flowering period
May - June
Threat status ?
Regionally extinct
Scientific name
Limodorum abortivum

violet bird’s nest

LB: Mof Limodore FR: limodore violette DE: Violetter Dingel

The violet bird’s nest does not form green leaves. Its flowers rarely open fully and pollination often occurs by self-pollination. The species appeared in Luxembourg in the 19th century in several locations within dry-warm forests on southern slopes, including around the capital and between Grevenmacher and Echternach. The last known record was in 1965 on the Hoelt near Rosport.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.