Marsh and Spotted Orchids – Dactylorhiza
Orchids grow in a variety of habitats and I’m finding that part of how to identify them (much like with wildflowers generally) is where they are growing.
Possible Common spotted orchid
This beautiful pale lavender pink orchid I photographed recently was growing in a sunny but marshy area and had spotted leaves. I think it is a Common spotted orchid – Dactylorhiza fuchsii, but I’m a little orchid blind, and I have read that Dactylorhiza are very variable and hybridise easily. So if you’re knowledgeable do let me know!
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