Vanilla orchid

Nigritella nigra bzw. rubra

Both the black and the rosy vanilla orchid belong to the Orchid family.

You are almost sure to come across the blackish-purple vanilla orchid when walking in grassy, limestone meadows above the forest limit in July. You may even find the more rare rosy variety that you see pictured here. Don’t miss the opportunity to smell this flower’s unforgettable vanilla scent.