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At first sight, the fen orchid is not what one would call a beautiful orchid. It is short, has a greasy look and its small blossoms are grouped loosely at the top of the stalk. However, the fen orchid is rare and therefore protected. It can be numerous in some places in the Netherlands, such as the dunes on the Wadden Islands and in the Grevelingen region. Otherwise, it is only found sporadically in fens. It grows mostly in damp young, primary dune slacks, just behind the beach ridge. As soon as the soil ages and there is less dynamics, this orchid disappears.


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