orchis brulé

Burnt-tip orchid


Neotinea ustulata


A small orchid, I grow to between 10 and 40 cm tall. My common name comes from the tips of my flower buds which are dark purple and have a burnt appearance.

Where and when can you find me in the reserve ?

  • You can find me in the dry, sunny meadows around the reserve in May and June.
  • My small flowers have a subtle fragrance of honey and vanilla.

What other species might you mistake me for ?

  • I can be confused with the lady orchid whose flowers are the same colors but which is much bigger.
Conservation status
  • Red list of vascular plants in metropolitan France: Least Concern (LC).
  • Red list of endangered vascular plants in Alsace: Vulnerable (VU).
Remember that picking flowers and plants is prohibited in the nature reserves.

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