Dactylorhiza sambucina (L.) Soó

RO: Bozior
DE: Holunder-Knabenkraut
EN: Elder-flowered Orchid

  • robust but relatively short plant (15-40 cm in height) with hollow stem
  • the inflorescence is relatively dense with around 20 flowers (yellow or purple, rare the flowers are pink)
  • in flower early april to july
  • pollination is done by different species of insect but without any reward
  • found mostly in full sun, on calcareous to slight acidic substrate, dry or damp condition
  • found almost in all Europe
  • 2n = 40, 60

Embedded map with records for Romania found in myNature database.