common spotted orchid

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Noun1.common spotted orchid - European orchid having lanceolate leaves spotted purple and pink to white or mauve flowers spotted or lined deep red or purple
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Dactylorhiza, genus Dactylorhiza - genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Asia and North Africa
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The species was so at home that two crimson and purple rhodochila variants of the normally pink common spotted orchid blossomed at the Coryton interchange.
The common spotted orchid - or Dactylorhiza fuchsii - is dwindling in Britain as its natural habitats vanish.
He personally counts the tiny flowers, mostly southern marsh orchid and common spotted orchid, hidden in three acres of wild meadows and keeps a note of their progress.
Flowers like the cowslip, meadow cranesbill, common spotted orchid and lady's bedstraw grow on special kinds of grassland which are often threatened by new building, road developments and grass cutting.
The restoration of the orchard, meadow maintenance, and hedgerow restoration has also encouraged birds such as jackdaws, kingfishers, little grebe and herons, as well as wildlife and wild flowers, including the Common Spotted Orchid.
The Common Spotted Orchid has halted plans for a pounds 65million, 700-cell prison in West Lothian.
The supporting cast includes yellow rattle, the last of the cowslips and the first pink spikes of common spotted orchid.
Ecologists are opposed to the pounds 130m project because they fear it could make the common spotted orchid extinct.
Nature lovers have monitored the growth of the unusual variants of the Common Spotted Orchid at Coryton roundabout in Cardiff for the last five years.
The other orchid species are the broad-leaved helleborine, common twayblade and common spotted orchid.
Over the last few years two colonies of the Common Spotted Orchid have established themselves on this bridleway.
PROTECTIVE Steve Lowe, of Northumberland Wildlife Trust, with a common spotted orchid.