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Pink desire

I find these plants hard to identify.. but I think this is a 'Southern Marsh-orchid'.. 'Dactylorhiza praetermissa'.... but stand to be corrected.. see the.. Full Canvas..


HPPT..! thanks for looking.. have a great day..


Info.. Source


'Widespread and fairly common throughout Europe as far North as Southwest Norway this orchid favours marshy ground and dune slacks and often occurs with the Northern Marsh-orchid which makes accurate identification tricky.


The Southern Marsh-orchid typically grows to between 30 to 50 cm in height although taller specimens up to 70 cm can occur. Difficult to distinguish from the Northern Marsh-orchid, Dactylorhiza purpurella, the lip of the Southern Marsh-orchid is gently rounded and folds back on itself. The lip of the Northern Marsh-orchid is more angular'..

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Taken on June 6, 2012