Common Spotted-orchid - Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Short to medium plant. Leaves 7 to 12 usually dark spotted. Bracts usually shorter than flowers. Flowers vary in colour from whitish. to reddish purple, the lip with deeper, looped line markings and spots. Lip 7 to 11 mm deeply 3 lobed.
Grassy habitats and open woods.
June to early August.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, and can be quite common in favoured locations. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 91 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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