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Common Spotted Orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii.

Common Spotted Orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii.
The spires of the common-spotted orchid enliven many wild places, particularly chalk and limestone downs. The flowers themselves can vary from deep to light pink. The leaves are marked with dark spots.

It can sometimes be confused with its cousin, the heath spotted-orchid. The latter, however, is more of a pale purple colour and the spots on the leaves are round.

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