Orchis pallens

Orchis pallens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Orchis
Species: O. pallens
Binomial name
Orchis pallens
Linne 1771

Orchis pallens is a plant of the family Orchidaceae that is found in Europe.


Plant is found growing in the montane coniferous forest of Spain, France, Germany, Czechloslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland.


Plant blooms in the spring with many 2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a foul scent which is usually present during the night.


Plants prefer well-drained low-fertility soils and areas with partial shade. This species is cool to intermediate growing. Water regularly. Divide plant when flower fades.


Common name:The Pale Orchis


  1. Orchis pseudopallens K.Koch 1846
  2. Orchis sulphurea Sims 1825

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