Orchis purpurea is one of the largest and most showy of the Greek orchids. It is widespread in Europe and the W half of Anatolia. In Greece it occurs particularly in the north, usually in open deciduous oak woodland and meadows at moderate altitude. Like Himantoglossum jankae it is usually found in small quantity, often only a few individuals.
GR(NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE WAe Kik EAe)
Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Kiklades present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Woodlands and scrub, Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands
Presidential Decree 67/81