Gymnadenia odoratissima

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 30-60 cm (1-2 ft)
Flower Colors: pink
Flower Season: early summer

Gymnadenia odoratissima (L.) Rich. is a smaller pink Gymnadenia species with high demands regarding calcerous substrate, so it's range concentrates on the Limestone Alps and the Swabian Alp and similar areas in northern Spain, southern Sweden and the Ukraine. Both grass land as well as open woods are occupied as long as they are not too dry. Flowers are less than half the size of G. conopsea, and the spur is shorter than the ovary. The flowers have a strong, vanilla-like scent. Pictures from plants in habitat on the Swabian Alp.

Gymnadenia odoratissima, Martin Bohnet

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