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

rarity
rarityZrare
(sspp. cruenta, gemmana & ochroleucon)
rarity
rarityZuncommon
(sspp. incarnata & pulchella)


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:

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

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


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Distribution
family8Orchid family8Orchidacaea

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genus8Dactylorhiza
Dactylorhiza
(Marsh-Orchids)

EARLY MARSH-ORCHID

Dactylorhiza incarnata

Orchid Family [Orchidaceae]

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