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A field with Red Book wild orchids was found in the Kyiv region. Photo

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This species of orchid is listed in the Red Book of Ukraine
This species of orchid is listed in the Red Book of Ukraine

In the Kyiv region, near the village of Klavdievo, local residents found a place where wild orchids grow – the meat-red finger-root orchid. This species is listed in the Red Book of Ukraine.

This was reported by the press service of the Kyiv Ecological and Cultural Center. The plant is used in folk medicine and is a good honey plant.

"Recently, the KECC found a whole field of wild orchids near Klavdievo in the Kyiv region... This orchid is called the 'meat-red finger-root'. This orchid is destroyed by construction and plowing of meadows," the statement said.

Environmentalists added that about 50 orchids were found at this location.

A field with Red Book wild orchids was found in the Kyiv region. Photo
A field with Red Book wild orchids was found in the Kyiv region. Photo
A field with Red Book wild orchids was found in the Kyiv region. Photo

Meat-red cuckoo's-foot (Meat-red finger-root) is a perennial and herbaceous plant with 2-4 lobed tubers. It belongs to the Orchidaceae family. It grows in forests, on forest edges, among shrubs, in mossy bogs, wet meadows, forest glades, and slopes.

A field with Red Book wild orchids was found in the Kyiv region. Photo

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