EARLY MARSH ORCHID

Dactylorhiza incarnata

Orchid Family [Orchidaceae]  

month8May month8jun month8june month8jul month8july

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8purple
inner
inner8red
morph
morph8zygo
petals
petalsZ2
type
typeZspiked
type
typeZspurred
stem
stem8round
stem
stem8hollow


Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. coccinea

7th June 2007, The Strandline, Southport Sands, Merseyside Photo: © RWD
Sub-species coccinea


7th June 2007, The Strandline, Southport Sands, Merseyside Photo: © RWD
Sub-species coccinea


7th June 2007, The Strandline, Southport Sands, Merseyside Photo: © RWD
Sub-species coccinea


Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. pulchella

7th June 2007, The Strandline, Southport Sands, Merseyside Photo: © RWD
Sub-species pulchella


7th June 2007, The Strandline, Southport Sands, Merseyside Photo: © RWD
Sub-species pulchella



There are six sub-species of Early Marsh Orchid, the above show several of them.

  • Early Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. coccinea)
  • Early Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. cruenta)
  • Early Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. gemmana)
  • Early Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. incarnata)
  • Early Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. ochroleuca)
  • Early Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. pulchella)

The stems are hollow which can be tested by a gentle squeeze.


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Distribution
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Dactylorhiza
(Marsh Orchids)

EARLY MARSH ORCHID

Dactylorhiza incarnata

Orchid Family [Orchidaceae]

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