Dactylorhiza maculata (NL: Gevlekte orchis / EN: Heath Spotted Orchid / DE: Geflecktes Knabenkraut / FR: Orchis tacheté) is a typical orchid in acid, heathy habitats. The flowers are usually rather pale pink with delicate markings, and the lip is broad, resembling a frilled skirt. It can occur in large numbers and gives a real splash of colour to otherwise sombre tracts of moor or bog.
Image: Merksplas (BE) – 17/06/2012
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