Rare lizard orchid re-discovered in the Netherlands


This video is called Wild Orchids – Himantoglossum hircinum (lizard orchid).

Game warden Mark Kras of the coastal sand dunes national park in South Holland province reports today that a rare orchid species has been rediscovered there.

It is the lizard orchid. In 1890, this species disappeared from the area. In 1980, it appeared again. Then, no lizard orchids until 2008. Then, gone again. And now, in 2019, it was found not so far from Katwijk town.

Twelve orchid species grow in this national park. The symbol flower of the park is the pyramid orchid.

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