Orchid of the Year

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The Orchid of the Year is a yearly honor given since 1989 to an orchid species native to Germany by the Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen (Native Orchid Research Group, AHO), a German orchid conservation federation. The choice of orchids follows the endangerment of the species or its habitat due to human pressure.

Epipogium aphyllum
Orchid of the Year 2014

Orchids of the year[edit]

1989 Western marsh orchid Dactylorhiza majalis
1990 Pyramidal orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis
1991 Green-winged orchid Orchis morio
1992 European common twayblade Neottia ovata (then Listera ovata)
1993 Military orchid Orchis militaris
1994 Fen orchid Liparis loeselii
1995 Bee orchid Ophrys apifera
1996 Cypripedium calceolus
1997 Bug orchid Orchis coriophora
1998 Marsh helleborine Epipactis palustris
1999 Lizard orchid Himantoglossum hircinum
2000 Red helleborine Cephalanthera rubra
2001 Autumn ladies'-tresses Spiranthes spiralis
2002 Bird's-nest orchid Neottia nidus-avis
2003 Fly orchid Ophrys insectifera
2004 Frog orchid Coeloglossum viride
2005 Burnt orchid Orchis ustulata
2006 Broadleaf helleborine Epipactis helleborine
2007 Nigritella nigra subsp. rhellicani
2008 Southern marsh-orchid Dactylorhiza praetermissa
2009 Early purple orchid Orchis mascula
2010 Cypripedium calceolus
2011 Lesser butterfly orchid Platanthera bifolia
2012 Orchis pallens
2013 Lady orchid Orchis purpurea
2014 Ghost orchid Epipogium aphyllum

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This article is based on a translation of the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia.