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Another spotted Orchid, but this one has big broad leaves?! ID please!

Observed: 4th May 2012 By: Greendude5089Greendude5089’s reputation in PlantsGreendude5089’s reputation in Plants
Another spotted Orchid, but this one has big broad leaves?! ID please!
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Description:

A very broad-leaved spotted orchid of some kind, with an aweful amount of spots visible!

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Species with which Common Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) interacts

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Maybe a different species?!

We know that its a common-spotted Orchid, but we might get surprise flower colour/shape, which could make it different type of common-spotted orchid, or hybrid. I will protect this orchid with a wire mesh, to make sure the Deer or rabbits wont nibble off the flower stalk!(Like it did last time, lol!) Yeah its true! Animals do nibble them off. Its really annoying when they do, because you wont see the flower! Thanks for the ID, I researched the resources to confirm its a common-spotted, but which species is unknown until it flowers. Best of luck, and I will repost when the orchid is fully flowered!