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Flower  Common Spotted Orchid

Common Spotted Orchid - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

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Latin name: Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Size: Grows to around 50cms high.

Distribution: Found in most parts of the UK, but less common in Scotland. Declining due to habitat loss.

Flowering months: June to August

Habitat: Prefers damp woods and meadows, especially calcareous soils

Special features: Common spotted orchids have dense cone-shaped flower spikes, with narrow, spotted leaves.

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