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Northern Marsh Orchid flower in close-up
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Image Description: Northern Marsh Orchid flower in close-up
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Species in Image: Northen Marsh-Orchid
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc03808

General details:  
Common Name Northen Marsh-Orchid
Latin Name Dactylorhiza majalis
Family Name Orchidaceae
Description Subspecies Purpurella. Local name: Curl Dodie. Native. Grows on marshes and damp pastures, though occasionally appearing on dry roadside verges. Flowers of this orchid are a rich purple shade not found in other Shetland orchids. Flowers late May - Early June.
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