"the Construction of a new residential area in Växjö has faltered. In the way stands a decimeterhög small plant that now forces the entire project to take a break. The protected orchid knärot has been found on the site of the construction, reports the P4 Kronoberg."
"– It is protected under the species protection ordinance that says you can not get to dig away or destroy it, " says Johan Andersson, project leader for the exploitation, to the radio."
"the municipality of Växjö has sought dispensation of the provincial government to get moving knäroten to another place."
"Knäroten, which occur in large parts of the country, spreading by creeping rhizomes, forming carpets with its bladrosetter. During July and August, it formed small white blomsterax. Then the orchid is a protected species it is prohibited to dig up, pick or damage it."