Meadows Korenica, Croatian (June, 2016).
This orchid grow from two spherical tubers with thick roots. It is believed that the plant can grow underground for 10-15 years before the first stem appears.
Flowers are born in a dense cylindrical pattern, with individual plants capable of producing up to 70 flowers. The sepals and petals form a 3 mm hood that is reddish-brown, over a white crimson-spotted lower lip that is 4 mm. Flowers have a strong fragrance that is described as similar to honey. N. ustulata flowers from May through June. The common name comes from the tips of the flower buds having a burnt appearance
''Neotinea ustulata'' is a European terrestrial orchid native to mountains in central and southern Europe, growing at up to 2,400 m elevation. The plant is considered Endangered in Great Britain and Least Concern internationally based on IUCN Red List criteria. The burnt-tip orchid was voted the county flower of Wiltshire in 2002 following a poll by the wild flora conservation charity Plantlife.