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A plant in Denmark.

Habitat photo from Denmark.

A flower in Denmark.

Author: Louis Claude Marie Richard, 1817
Origin:  Albania, Algeria, Austria, Baleares, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Island, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Soil:  Poor
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  15 (60) Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink - Dark Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Pyramidal Orchid, Horndrager
Synonyms:  Orchis pyramidalis, Carl Linnaeus, 1753.
Anacamptis pyramidalis var. dunensis, Londo, Kreutz & Slings
Anacamptis pyramidalis var. urvilleana, Schltr.

This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by Louis Claude Marie Richard in 1817. It is found from Britain through Western Europe, the the Mediterranean all the way to Iran, growing in a poor soil with lots of water and some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 centimetres in height 60 with the pale pink to dark purple flowers.

Greek word anakamptein, meaning 'to bend backwards'. The species name 'pyramid-shaped'.

I must confess; I have not grown this species, and I doubt it will appreciate to have the bulb exposed.

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