Dactylorhiza fuchsii, Orchis fuchsii, SE: Skogsnycklar,
DE: Fuchs’ Knabenkraut, NL: Gevlekte orchis, UK: Common spotted Orchid

Order: Orchidales
Scientific name:  Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Druce) Soó
Synonym name:  Orchis fuchsii Druce
Swedish name:  Skogsnycklar
German name:  Fuchs’ Knabenkraut
Nederlandse naam:  Gevlekte orchis
English name:  Common spotted Orchid
Order:  Orchidales
Family:  Orchidaceae, Orkidéer, Orchid family

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Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  To 60cm tall, narrower leaves sheath the stem
Leaves:  Rosette, alternate, green with abundant purplish oval spots
Flowers:  Inflorescence is 5–15 centimetres long (dense terminal racemes) from white and pale pink through to purple, but have distinctive darker pink spots and stripes on their three-lobed lips.
Flowering Period:  June, July, August
Habitat:  Damp grassland and open woods.

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Dactylorhiza from Greek words δάκτυλος daktylos, "finger" and ρίζα rhiza, "root", referring to the palmately two- to five-lobed tubers of this genus.
fuchsii, in honour of Leonhart Fuchs (1501 – 1566), a German physician and botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Druce is used to indicate George Claridge Druce (1850 – 1932), an English botanist and a Mayor of Oxford.
  • The standard author abbreviation Soó is used to indicate Soó Rezső (1903 – 1980), a Hungarian botanist.
Dactylorhiza fuchsii is pollinated by insects, especially bumblebees.

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