Flowering period
May - July
Threat status ?
Least concern
Scientific name
Platanthera chlorantha

greater butterfly orchid

LB: Gréngelzeg Kräizblumm FR: platanthère à fleurs verdâtres DE: Grünliche Waldhyazinthe

Both butterfly orchid species native to Luxembourg are adapted to different butterfly families. The greater butterfly orchid sticks its broadly angled pollen packets mainly to the reticulated eyes of owl butterflies. It grows in sparse forests, forest edges, and on calcareous dry grasslands, mainly in the Gutland.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.