A purple and white flower, many cup shaped parts
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Looks like a white form of Common Spotted Orchid
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D. fuchsii has a much longer central lobe to the labellum, and in Harris comes in a particular rosy-coloured subspecies. It is D. maculata.
Almost the easiest way to identify the two spotted orchids on the Western Isles is to look at where the plant is growing. D. maculata is on the acid soils, and D. fuchsii subsp. hebridensis on the calcareous machair soils. In places, you will find one species only on one side of the road, and the other only on the other side.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Lat/Lng: 57.8, -7.2
OS grid ref: NF9693