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Dactylorhiza fuchsii var albiflora

Dactylorhiza fuchsii var albiflora
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Copyright: anita and mike allsopp (juanit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D40X, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Great Britain [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-04 7:47
Viewed: 3710
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) is a commonly occurring species of European orchid. It is widely variable in colour and height, ranging from 15 to 60 cm in height. The flower colour can vary from white to pale purple with purple spots. The lip has three lobes. Some colonies are highly perfumed, attractive to day-flying moths.

Flowers: June-August.
Leaves: narrow lanceolate, keeled, often dark-spotted.
Distribution: ubiquitous from alkaline marshes to chalk downland. The most common orchid in Britain. After the Bee Orchid, the most successful coloniser of waste land.

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To herve1993: Thankyoujuanit 1 07-12 14:19
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Bonjour Alita et Mike,
Jolie variante blanche de D. fuchsii, que je n'ai jamais vue. Belle composition,

nice white form ,TFS Ori

Hi anita and Mike,

The fuchsi is such an elegant orchid, and one of the most variable I think.

good shot, sad this orchid season is almost over


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-07-05 10:37]
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Shalom Anita and Mike,

Lovely flower! Beautiful capture. The white-over-green combination is great.

Thank you for showing this beauty and best regards,


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