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Marsh Orchid - Dactylorhiza incarnata

Observed: 19th June 2011 By: Ben le RoterBen le Roter’s reputation in PlantsBen le Roter’s reputation in Plants
Marsh Orchid - Dactylorhiza incarnata
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Southern Marsh-orchid

I agree with Southern: the broad lip with almost saucer-shaped sidelobes is typical, and the younger flowers at the top have a flat or up-turned-edged lip, whereas Early always has the lib folded back along the midline. Colour is typical for Southern, and it's a stout well-built plant too.