Dactylorhiza traunsteinerioides. Narrow-leaved marsh orchid.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Non-bulbous geophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Little/no vegetative spread.  

Flowering period: 

May & June.  


Restricted in Northern Ireland to botanically rich fen and calcareous flush. Damp, base-rich habitats. Marshes, water meadows. Lowland. 


Habitat loss and fragmentation through peat cutting, peatland drainage, encroachment of scrub and woodland, coniferous afforestation, improvement for agriculture and burning of bog vegetation. Overgrazing by livestock.

Static distribution map:
Dactylorhiza traunsteinerioides
Dactylorhiza traunsteinerioides
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage