– 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 a different location.
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.