West Highland Flora

Lapland Marsh Orchid


Dactylorhiza lapponica

Other name: D traunsteineri ssp lapponica.  Name may change to D traunsteinerioides

Dactylorhiza lapponica

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jun 2004 Screapadal, Raasay
Infloresence c 3.2 cm high

Rare in moorland flushes

Height c 8-20 cm.  Lowest petal c 8-15 mm wide.

ID: Similar to Northern Marsh Orchid, particularly in flower colour, but has distinctly one-sided flower spikes, tooth of lower petal is large, about a quarter of distance from petal's mouth to tip. 

Other features: Leaves usually heavily spotted, stems and flower bracts also often spotted.

 

Dactylorhiza lapponica

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jun 2004 Screapadal, Raasay
Flower c 9 mm high

  Dactylorhiza lapponica

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jun 2004 Screapadal, Raasay


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