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Common Spotted Orchid

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

One of the most frequently encountered orchids in Dorset.


Common Name Common Spotted Orchid
Scientific Name Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Species Group Orchid Family Orchidaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Status Locally frequent
Flower Colour Group Pink
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Orchid with spots on the leaves growing in dry places
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Orchid Family Orchidaceae