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Heath Spotted Orchid


Most frequent orchid encountered on the Dorset heaths.


 

 

Common Name Heath Spotted Orchid
Scientific Name Dactylorhiza maculata
Species Group Orchid Family Orchidaceae
Status
Interest Level
4
Visabile
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Pink
Visible
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Orchid with spots on the leaves growing on heathland
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Orchid Family Orchidaceae