Dactylorhiza elata . orchis

Dactylorhiza elata . orchis

Dactylorhiza elata . orchis is a deciduous tuberous plant of the orchidaceae family. The green stems are erect and hollow and bears green oblong leaves with parallel veins. The inflorescence is a dense spike where 50 to 100 hermaphrodite purple flowers are placed. It blooms between late spring and early summer. The fruit is a capsule with flat seeds.


Common NameRobust marsh orchid
Botanical nameDactylorhiza elata . orchis
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourpurple, violet
Height20 -> 50 cm
HabitatMeadows, Woodlands
Altitude2000 m
Bloom TimeMay, July
Plant TypeHerb, Tuberous
Fruit TypeCapsule
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USDA Zone4 (-35), 5 (-29), 6 (-23),
7 (-17), 8 (-12), 9 (-7),
Sun Exposurefull sun
Soil pHAcidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry, Moist
Soil Type Clayey, Peaty, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, Self sows
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