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Common_spotted_orchid

Observed: 28th May 2012 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder’s reputation in Plantsbobthebirder’s reputation in Plantsbobthebirder’s reputation in Plantsbobthebirder’s reputation in Plants
common_spotted_orchid
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Species with which Common Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) interacts

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bobthebirder's picture

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Sorry to be a pain, but I'm having a bit of a debate over this one with a friend, who's convinced it's a heath spotted. What are the chances that this is an unusual heath spotted after all, or a hybrid?

Bob Ford

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The lobes also look too equal to be common spotted - the middle lobe is usually longer than the side lobes. And no "double loop" pattern...
So is it a hybrid?