we miss from Finland, but which grow elsewhere in northern Europe
Anonymous photos are taken by Matti Niissalo.
||Neotinea ustulata, previously known as Orchis ustulata,
is one of the most beautyful orchids in northern Europe. It grows commonly
in Estonia and Öland and Gotland. This plant has been photographed
from Öland. The plant is suprisingly small, only 5-10 cm (2-4") long,
and its impossible to forget meeting this plant.
||Anacamptis pyramidalis is known as Pyramidal Orchid.
It belongs to the most beautyful orchids here in north. It is rare in Estonia
and Sweden. In Estonia you should look for it from the eastern parts of
||Anacamptis morio, still better known as Orchis morio,
is possibly the orchid that comes more close to Finland than any other
of these plants. It grows in northern Estonia, althought it is rare there.
It is not impossible that it would be found from Finland, too. This used
to be the most common of European orchids, but it has not tolerated the
changes in the agricultural methods, such as poisons and aftificial nutrienses.
||Dactylorhiza praetermissa is a southern orchid, which is anyway
found in Denmark, in last few year also from Estonia and Norway. Plant
looks a bit like Dactylorhiza incarnata, but it does not have stripes
in the lip, only spots.
||Orchis purpurea grows only in Denmark in northern Europe, and
it is included here "only" because of its outstanding beauty. It is even
more handsome than O. militaris. It grows in Fagus-woods