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Common Spotted Orchid

Dactylorhiza fuchsii

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Common Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza fuchsii Dactylorhiza fuchsii


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3 Comments

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 8 years ago

Unlikely. One of the reasons orchids have declined so much in the UK is that so much of the nutrient poor fields, where they were found (previously used as hay meadows), were 'improved' after the 2nd World War with fertilisers.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 8 years ago

Thank you for the ident Craig. I always think it's a shame when these things are 'Common', when they are so beautiful. This was growing in a country lane so could the vigour have come from maybe fertilizer runoff from a nearby field under cultivation?

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 8 years ago

Looks like a lovely robust specimen. Maybe a bit of hybrid vigor in there.

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 9, 2011
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

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