Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Common spotted orchid / Bosorchis) is closely related to Dactylorhiza maculata, the species I showed yesterday. Identification is usually straightforward. The leaves are marked all over with solid dark spots, the flowers are various shades of pink or lilac and the lip is divided into three roughly equeal lobes and decorated with bold dark lines and loops. The main difference with D. maculata is the division of the lip wich is broader and the lobes are very unequal in size. In this image you can see 3 flowering spikes standing close to eachother. I focused on the middle spike in order to create some depth in the picture.
Image: Visé (B) - 17/06/2010
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