Broad-Leaved Marsh Orchid
is an endangered species of Orchidaceae family that probably emerged through crossbreeding of several orchid species (common spotted orchid, early-purple orchid and early-marsh orchid). It is remarkable that this occurred at multiple locations simultaneously. This herb grows up to 60 cm tall. Its stem comprises of bare stalk at whose end purple flowers bloom. Broad-leaved marsh orchid flowers in May and June in lowlands and in the mountains. It grows predominantly in wet to marshy meadows or bogs. This plant is abundant in the CZ.