LIGHT PINK COLOUR THROUGHOUT WITH SPECKLED THROAT.ABOUT 20-25CM HIGH GROWING ON CUTAWAY BOG
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This could be the Moorland Spotted orchid, Dactylorhiza maculata, but I am not at all sure. Were the leaves distinctly spotted?
In what way is it not quite right?
I had a quick look at a guide that says only that the lip would be "broad, triangular, shallowly 3 lobed, with central lobe small and not longer than lateral lobes" which seems OK with some assumption of natural variation. D.fuchsii was described as "more deeply and evenly three lobed ... central lobe at least as long as a lateral lobes" (though I had expected it to be longer). No mention of hybrids though, so any advice would be useful (sterility is interesting).
Don't forget that the Heath Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza maculata can be very variable!
Habitat gives an important clue to identification - Heath Spotted Orchids are found in acidic conditions (e.g cutaway turf bog) whereas Common Spotted Orchid, D. fuchsii is found on neutral or calcareous soils.
Lat/Lng: 52.5, -7.8
OS grid ref: SF0815