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Friday, 24 June 2016

An orchid hybrid

Many orchid hybrids have been recorded in Britain.  This is one I found at Holme Dunes yesterday.  It is Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsia x Southern Marsh-orchid Dactylorhiza praetermissa.  Those with prominent ring spots on their leaves are sometimes known as Leopard Marsh-orchids.  Most hybrid plants, like this one, are very robust specimens.

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