Dactylorhiza maculata (Linnaeus 1753) Soˇ 1962 (Family Orchidaceae)


Plant

Flower

Leaves

Fruit

Height: 20-70cm
Orchid Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 18.5)

Protective Chemicals
Anthocyanins Cyanin, Orchicyanin

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Peat Bogs and Mires
Flower Visitors:
Cratichneumon sicarius

Anarta myrtilli

Volucella bombylans

Trichius zonatus

Plateumaris sericea
Parasites:
Parallelomma vittatum
Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Heath Spotted Orchid


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