spotted orchid

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Related to common spotted orchids: Dactylorhiza fuchsii, marsh orchid

spotted orchid

n
1. (Plants) any of various common Eurasian orchids, esp the heath and common spotted orchids (Dactylorhiza maculata and D. fuchsii). The flowers are variable but usually have dark blotches
2. (Plants) a tall orchid, Dipodium punctatum, with white pink-spotted flowers, found in Australia
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Common spotted orchids are the most common British wild orchid and get their name from their leaves, which are uniformly purple spotted.
While hiking through the Alps around the ski village last summer, the husband-and-wife team fell for wild globeflowers, common spotted orchids, and Alpine asters.
Wrexham MP Ian Lucas joined North Wales Wildlife Trust's (NWWT) Living Landscape officer Jonathan Hulson and volunteer Jack Halpin to plant some Common Spotted Orchids on the estate.
At Plas Newydd, greater butterfly and common spotted orchids flourish Other Welsh meadows include Winllan, in Ceredigion, Moss Hill, in Conwy, y Bryncarnau, in Rhondda Cynon Taf,a Caeau Tan-y-Bwlch, a in Gwynedd, Newgrove Meadows and New House Farm, in Monmouthshire, Mountain Meadows, in Pembrokeshire, and Berthlwyd, Ty B T rith and Caeau Penglaneinon (all in Powys).
It has two large lakes with fringing reedbeds, grasslands and newly planted woodland and is also the place to see northern marsh, lesser butterfly and common spotted orchids.
Lastly, the grass on the canal banks will be cleared away after the hundreds of common spotted orchids growing there have seeded themselves for the future.
Heath and common spotted orchids (inset), dyer's greenweed and meadow thistle are among the 150 grasses and flowers that are facing extinction which flourish in the protected meadow.
On our canal banks, for instance, since we stopped mowing in springtime lots of our national flower of Wales, the wild daffodil, have appeared and reestablished themselves, which are later followed by thousands of common spotted orchids.
1992 Best year to date for Orchids, estimated at 4,000 Northern Marsh Orchids and 500 Common Spotted Orchids. Bird species reach 132; number of school visitors tops 1,200.
Nature puts on a show for visitors with 95 recorded bird species, 170 different types of fungi and common spotted orchids along the roadsides.
We have have around 40 species including about 50 common spotted orchids. They have a spotted leaf and unusual purply pink flower.
"Oh no/' I hear you say, "Glyn's going to go on about wildflower gardening again." Well, I must admit I have been counting the common spotted orchids growing in the garden on the canal side.