NAOCC is a coalition of organizations dedicated to conserving the diverse orchid heritage of the U.S. and Canada.  Founded by the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Botanic Garden.  Based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.  Edgewater, Maryland, USA.

North American Orchid Conservation Center

High quality images of wild orchids occurring in Greece, and their habitats.  Greece.

Orchids of Greece

Activity, membership, and contact Information.  Also sections about the orchids of Europe.  Formerly known as Associació Orquidològica de Catalunya.  Catalonia/Spain.

Grup Orquidològic de Catalunya - GOC

Comprehensive site detailing the orchid species, and natural hybrids, occurring in France.  Photos, lists, maps, insect visitors, descriptions, and more.  Philippe Durbin.  Villeurbanne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

Orchidées en France

European and North American native orchid information including photos, descriptions, distribution maps, and field trip reports.  Jean-Luc and Elisabeth.  France.

Orchidées Nature

Showcasing, through images and descriptions, the beauty and diversity of European orchids.  Ivar Edvinsen.  Sweden.

Europas orkidéer

Orchids found in Europe photographed in their natural environment.

Flickr: European Orchids

Members of the Estonian Orchid Protection Club are devoted to protecting the 36 species of orchids found in the country.  Photo gallery of club excursions.  Founded in 1985.  Estonia.

Eesti Orhideekaitse Klubi

Photos of wild orchids European orchids, mainly from the Central and Mediterranean regions.  Peter Zschunke.  Frankfurt, Germany.


Selection of hardy orchids, including Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Orchis and Cypripedium available.  Jeff Hutchings.  Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Laneside Hardy Orchid Nursery

Photographs by Mikel Tapia Arriada of the native orchids located around Navarra, Spain.

Argazkik: Mikel Tapia Arriada

Hardy orchids, including Cypripedium, Bletilla, Calanthe, Dactylorhiza, Pleione, Epipactis, and Habenaria, suitable for growing in a garden are offered.  The site also features culture notes and photographs.  Johann Blättler.  Kerns, Switzerland.

Gartenorchideen Johann Blättler

Project concerned with the naturally occurring orchids of Extremadura.  Orchid genera featured on the site includes Anacamptis, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Neotinea, Ophrys, Orchis, and Serapias.  Spain.

Proyecto Orquídea

Promoting the protection of local indigenous orchids and the culture of exotic species.  Auvergne, France.

Société Française d'Orchidophilie Auvergne

Listing, photo gallery, and other info about Polish native orchids.  Janek Kucharzyk.  Poland.

Polskie storczyki

An interactive guide to the native orchids of Wisconsin.  Descriptions and pictures.  Jeffrey R. Hapeman.  University of Wisconsin, USA.

Orchids of Wisconsin

Several genera of orchids offered including some European terrestrials.  Londerzeel, Belgium.


Orchid images, including species found in Arizona.   Prescott, Arizona, USA.

My Orchids - Photo Gallery

Photographs and information on orchid species found growing in Europe.  Includes a list of all species native to the British Isles.  United Kingdom.

Orchids of Britain and Europe

Photos, descriptions, habitat information, and flowering periods of many native European orchids.  Germany.


Sylvia and Bill's orchid site features art and photographs. Info on raising orchids from seed in a kitchen, growing easy terrestrial orchids such as Epipactis palustris and Dactylorhizas.  Some information is given about species featured on the website. United Kingdom.

Orchid Magic

Photographs of orchid species found in northern Europe.  Markku Könkkölä.  Finland.

Nordic and Estonian Orchids

Photo gallery of European native orchids including Epipactis, Cephalanthera, Gymnadenia, Spiranthes, Ophrys, Orchis, and Anacamptis.  Csábi Miklós.  Hungary.

Csábi Miklós Nature Photos

Images and brief descriptions of a selection of European wild orchid species.  Habitas, National Museums Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean