seandublin's picture

Orchid hybrid?

Observed: 28th June 2009 By: seandublinseandublin’s reputation in Plants
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A very robust plant...

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Species with which Dactylorhiza fuchsii interacts


glanrafon's picture


early purple or most likely spotted marsh orchid

Chris Metherell's picture

Dactylorhiza hybrid?

Not pure D. fuchsii I think. Flower shape is not quite right and the plants are very robust. If this is the same site as the D. x venusta a couple of observations back then I would suspect a hybrid swarm with lots or back crossing going on giving a range of plants with intermediate characteristics. That's Dactylorhiza for you!

Chris Metherell
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