|The flora of forest
floors in South Eastern Jutland is many places rich
and varied especially where the soil has some lime. Such a flora can be
seen in the right picture with species as Anemone hepatica, Paris
quadrifolia, Anemone nemorosa, Listera ovata and Orchis mascula. Also
the southern species Primula elatior and Arum alpinum ssp. danicum can
The picture below shows Lamium galeobdolon with europaean northern distribution limit through Jutland. It can be found in most of the forests in the southern parts of Eastern Jutland.
A larger form - Lamium galeobdolon ssp. argentatum - is cultivated in gardens and can be seen naturalized in many forests especially near the roads.
|In the southermost
parts of Eastern Jutland several warm demanding forest plants become
rather frequent such as Carex strigosa, Ranunculus lanuginosus, Festuca
sylvatica and Dentaria bulbifera. Rare species as Matteuccia
struthiopteris, Taxus baccata, Carex pendula and Lunaria rediviva can
also be found here, but it is rather due to the humid, mild climate
Several species of orchids can be found in the eastern Jutland forests near the coast. Most common is Epipactis helleborine, but closely connected to the plastic clay the rare Epipactis purpurata can be seen. The latter has only a few sites outside Eastern Jutland.
Other quite frequent orchids are Orchis mascula, Listera ovata, Neottia nidus-avis and Platanthera chlorantha. More infrequent are Dactylorhiza maculata ssp. fuchsii and Epipactis phyllanthes and in a few places one can find Orchis purpurea (the right picture), Plathanthera bifolia ssp. latiflora and Cephalanthera longifolia.
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