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#1 Phil Green

 
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 19:39 PM

Took these pic's today.

So lets see which of you orchid fans can name it.
I'll post correct answer at the weekend.
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 21:13 PM

southern marsh?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:47 AM

They are nice.
http://www.google.co...0l156l607l2.3l5

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:09 AM

They are nice.
http://www.google.co...0l156l607l2.3l5

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We get very nice Northern Marsh Orchids (Dactylorhiza purpurella) near where I live.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:01 AM

Only 1 person willing to give a view on what it is :shock:

Come on - don't be shy :peekaboo: If you agree with Stephen, say so. If you think it's something else, say so.

Confirmation of ID tomorrow.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:09 AM

Hybrid by any chance?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:10 AM

I think it is Dactylorhiza traunsteineri. But I'm no good at Dactylorhizas!!

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 20:53 PM

OK - enough time now.
Although, with so many orchid fans on here and well over 100 views, I'm surprised there weren't more opinions on ID.

This probably wasn't really fair :devil: and to be honest, I wouldn't have been able to ID them just from these 2 pic's.

Although there was a slight clue that something was not right, if you look very closely - the nectar tube is rather long for a Dactylorhiza.

I can't claim the credit for finding them, but I was shown them to confirm the suspicions on ID ....................................
A rather RARE intergeneric hybrid - common spotted orchid x fragrant orchid (or the other way round ?) First ones I've ever seen, and very pleased I was :banana:

They are growing in a field full of both parents growing closely mixed. From a slight distance they look like a slightly dark Fragrant Orchid (they have that look), but close up - you see the Dactylorhiza lip markings and faint spotting on the leaves. The nectar tube is longer than a common spotted, but thicker and shorter than a Fragrant (see pic below). And just for good confirmation (that you would never have known) they have a strong pleasant scent.

There is this clump of 4 and another single spike a few metres away.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 21:05 PM

So, my suspicions of it being a hybrid are correct. A very nice hybrid it is too :yes:

There are Northern Marsh Orchids growing on the bank of a very busy road near me. There must be thousands of people pass them when they are in flower and I bet hardly anyone spots them.

Here's one from last year:
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 21:41 PM

My goodness. I wouldn't have got that!
Back to my twayblades and helleborines... :to_become_senile: