Orchids Are Here

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Only in one place near the local river I find this most beautiful Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii growing amongst the tall grasses. You can see in the image below why they chose this particular vernacular name for it.

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer

June 2018, local field, Staffordshire, England. Β© Pete Hillman.

18 thoughts on “Orchids Are Here

  1. I like it that both the leaves and flowers are spotted. The first shot is my favorite but I generally prefer horizontal to vertical. I like the grouping of three especially with the center one a head taller.

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    • Thank you, David πŸ™‚ I prefer horizontal, too, but I wanted to try and get all the flower in with the leaves to try and show the whole plant.


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