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Common spotted hybrid with Heath spotted or Northern Marsh Orchid ?

Observed: 23rd June 2012 By: louise bentley
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Had some faints spots on some of the leaves, found interspersed with common spotted orchids , the one in the picture is pink but most of the other hybrid looking ones were purple. This one showed up best detail wise. Found in Bolton Lancs, the other option is hybrid between common spotted and early marsh ? The habitat is an old quarry which can be marshy in wet weather.

Identifications
  • Common spotted hybrid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii x Dactylorhiza purpella)
    Confidence: It might be this.
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