A cluster of Burnt-tip Orchids, Austrian Alps. These stunning orchids were growing in large clusters all over the alpine meadows. Western Tyrol, Austria.
About the Burnt-tip Orchid:
The Burnt-tip orchid (Orchis Ustulata) is best seen in May and June. Like many other orchids they bear multiple flowers on a single spike. This grassland orchid is native to the mountains and alpine meadows in central and southern Europe, growing at up to 2,400 m elevation. They can grow up to 28 cm cm tall in ideal conditions.
Burnt-tip orchids have a Red conservation status, classified as Endangered & Critically Endangered in Britain. However it is listed as Least Concern internationally based on IUCN Red List criteria.
You can find out more about Burnt-tip Orchids here.
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