Dactylorhiza x venusta

Dactylorhiza fuchsii x D. purpurella

A hybrid dactylorchid

A hybrid of Dactylorhiza fuchsii with D. purpurella, which frequently occurs in marshy ground where both species grow together.

Very variable in form, but intermediate between both parents; often much more robust than individuals of either parent.

Photographs: Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland 2005.
© Paul Hackney

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