|On very chalky ground trees
grows bad and i
the glades of Allindelille Fredskov a very rich flora with a number of
rare species can be seen.
The picture at right shows ophrys insectifera, which has its only place
in Denmark in
The population of the ophrys has went down due to high vegetation in
the glades. But hay moving and artificial pollintaion has stopped the
decline. Ophrys insectifera is pollinated by some species of wasps
which is near extinction in the forest. And no wasps results in no
pollination of the ophrys.
|The glades of Alinelille
fredskov has several other interesting plants. Melampyrum
nemorosum (right picture) is one of these with only a few locations on
isles. Other species are Galium boreale, Valeriana officinalis,
Pimpinella major, Listera ovata (in large numbers), Inula salicina,
Cornus sanguineus, Plantago media, Polygala vulgaris, Briza media and
Several species demanding calcerous soil can be found in numbers in the
forest as Lathyrus vernus, Melica nutans, Actea
spicata, Hepatica nobilis and Carex digitata.
(left picture) is another orchid of the forest. This species has
several sites in Mid-Seeland.
It was not known from Jutland until several plants were found in a rose
shubbery in the city of Århus. How the plants has arrived there
is still some of a mystery.