← Go back

Dactylorhiza incarnata


Orchid, growing from tubers with hollow stem, 15-80 cm high. The leaves are light green, narrowly lanceolate, upright, smooth, usually without spots. The longest leaf reaches the inflorescence and can even be longer. Inflorescence is
full-bodied, multicoloured, including 30-60 (100) tiny flowers. The bracts are clearly longer than the flowers, coloured in light pink (very rarely white or yellowish), with a characteristic dark pink pattern and speckle. The central sepals and petals are collected in a helmet. The lips are elongated or three-sided, with backward curved bends and darker patterns. The spur is conical, pointing downwards. The species blooms from May to July.

Common names
Early marsh-orchid
Conservation status
Protected by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Act. Category "Endangered" in the Bulgarian Red Book. CITES-listed species
Records
This species has been reported 9 times with a total of 397 specimens recorded.
This website was created with funding from the European Union through the interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Bulgaria-Turkey Programme 2014-2020 (CCI No. 2014TC16I5CB005). The content of this website is the sole responsibility of the organizations which are implementing the project and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the Managing Authority of the Programme.

Learn more!

Want to contact us?


Want to submit an idea, suggestion or just want to get in touch? You can contact us by email.