Irish wildflowers

Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp pulchella

Early Marsh-orchid
Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. pulchella
Magairlín mór
Family: Orchidaceae

Early Marsh-orchid: Flowering May - July. Tuberous perennial. Native.

Subsp. pulchella: Purplish-pink flowers, leaves erect, unspotted.
Most frequent form found in Ireland. Dune slacks, machair, fens, lake shores.

Similar: D. incarnata subsp. coccinea and D. incarnata subsp. incarnata


Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp pulchella       Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp pulchella
Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. pulchella. Co. Limerick. June 2009

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