Orchis militaris

Orc mil 1     Orc mil 2

Orchis militaris           
taxonomy described by von Linnaeus, Carl
  published in Species Plantarum  2 : 941    1 may 1753
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Orchidoideae
  tribe Orchideae
  subtribe Orchidinae
  genus  Orchis  Linnaeus 1753
  chromosomes  42  (GIROS) 
native of origins

margin and openings in deciduous woods, dry meadows.
to Monte Canto (Sotto il Monte), Taleggio and Brembilla Valleys, Gerosa , necks between Serio and
Oglio Rivers, in Costa Mezzate and Gorlago, Monte to Solto Collina, Borlezza and Camonica Valleys
to Bossico and Costa Volpino, in Scalve Valley to Azzone, Schilpario and Vilminore,
in plain to Fara Gera d'Adda




Orc mil 3 



  altitude 110 - 1350 m  (363 - 4455 ft)
  exposure Orc mil 4
the plant         life form geophyte
  roots    two tuberoids ovaloid or rounded
  nr. leaves 7 - 10
  height 20 - 60 cm  (8" - 24")
  nr. flowers 70 - 90
  blooming from april to june         
  index of rarity     85,71
CITES appendix II

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