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Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchii)


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A pretty plant with flowers that vary from mid pink to almost white. The flower lobe is split into three almost equal lobes, the middle lobe being triangular and slightly larger. The leaves are slightly folded, grey green with dark spots. This orchid is common on damp meadows and marshes but avoids acid soils, on these soils it is replaced by the closely related Heath Spotted Orchid. It flowers from June to August. Picture taken at Felmersham, Bedfordshire - June 2nd 2006

3rd Jun 2006 by Diane Earl

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