spotted orchid

(redirected from heath spotted orchids)

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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Also there is wet heath on soil, not peat, characterised by deer grass and cross-leaved heather, where heath milkwort and heath spotted orchids grow.
Fewer sheep on the mountain mean that important habitats are now recovering and seeing a dramatic increase in heath land plants, including the Heath Spotted Orchids.
Twayblades were there with heath spotted orchids in many shades of pink.