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Dactylorhiza maculata f. alba

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 31 July 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Dactylorhiza maculata f. alba (NL: Gevlekte orchis - witte vorm / EN: Heath Spotted Orchid - white form / DE: Geflecktes Knabenkraut - Weiße Form / FR: Orchis tacheté - forme blanche) 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.
In some populations a rare pure white specimen can occur.

Image: Merksplas (BE) – 17/06/2012

More images and info on this species (and on European terrestrial orchids) can be found on my Wordpress-Blog about European Orchids.

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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mary from zanjan, Iran

nice shot

31 Jul 2012 7:37am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Magnifique prise.

31 Jul 2012 6:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


1 Aug 2012 12:42am

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Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm