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Northern Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza purpurella) The western marsh orchid grows mainly in nitrogen-poor marsh areas that consist of several plant communities. (Unst, Shetlands, June 2013). Dactylorhiza purpurella,Geotagged,Northern marsh orchid,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Northern Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza purpurella)

The western marsh orchid grows mainly in nitrogen-poor marsh areas that consist of several plant communities. (Unst, Shetlands, June 2013).

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''Dactylorhiza purpurella'', the northern marsh orchid, is an orchid native to Great Britain, Ireland and Denmark.

Two varieties are recognised:

*''Dactylorhiza purpurella'' var. ''cambrensis'' R.M.Bateman & Denholm - coastal Great Britain and Denmark

*''Dactylorhiza purpurella'' subsp. ''purpurella'' - Ireland and northern Great Britain. Recorded from Co. Donegal in Ireland.

Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jan 17, 2016. Captured in A968, Shetland, Shetland Islands ZE2 9DS, UK.