Spotting The Spotted Orchid

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

I came across this bright and colourful plant all alone in a field near my local river. It is called the Common Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii).

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii leaves


May 2017, Staffordshire, England.

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25 thoughts on “Spotting The Spotted Orchid

    • It’s odd, because I find some species with ‘Common’ in their vernacular names I hardly see or have yet to see. Perhaps it is down to local conditions, but the last one I saw around here was back in 2012, and that was alone and very much in the same spot as I spotted this spotted orchid! Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚

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  1. Lovely little flower (and your photos of it).
    It reminds me of 3 different Australian flowers combined. The shape of one, petal pattern of another and way the flowers open of another πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚ Yes it grows wild and free out in the fields, and prefers moist, damp places. This was close to my local river, so it must have suited it well.

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