Flowering period
June - July
Threat status ?
Least concern
Scientific name
Platanthera bifolia

lesser butterfly orchid

LB: Wäiss Kräizblumm FR: platanthère à deux feuilles DE: Weiße Waldhyazinthe

Lesser butterfly orchids attract nocturnal butterflies with a sweet fragrance. Their long spur is typical for orchids that are pollinated by butterflies. The pollen packets of the lesser butterfly orchid are parallel and close together at the spur entrance. They adhere to the long proboscis of hawkmoths. The species is found in sparse forests, rough grasslands and wet meadows in both Gutland and Ösling.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.