Anacamptis laxiflora

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Anacamptis laxiflora
Orchis laxiflora2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Anacamptis
Species: A. laxiflora
Binomial name
Anacamptis laxiflora
(Lam.) R.M. Bateman, Pridgeon & M.W. Chase (1997)
  • Orchis laxiflora Lam. 1779 (Basionym)
  • Orchis palustris ssp. laxiflora (Lam.) Batt. 1895

Anacamptis laxiflora (lax-flowered orchid, loose-flowered orchid, or green-winged meadow orchid) is a species of orchid. Wide distribution range in Europe and Asia as far north as in Gotland (Sweden). Tall plant, grows up to 60 cm high. Found in wet meadows with alcaline soil.[1] Common in Normandy and Brittany (France), in United Kingdom represented only on Channel Islands, where it is called Jersey Orchid. Notable habitat is Le Noir Pré meadow in Jersey, where each year in late May - early June can be observed mass bloom of these orchids.[2]


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