Dactylorhiza majalis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOrchidaceaeDactylorhizaDactylorhiza majalis

Ecology

A tuberous perennial herb of damp, calcareous soils, growing in fens, marshes, wet meadows and dune-slacks. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1237

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 26

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 159

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.41

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000457929