NS3976 : Northern Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza purpurella)

taken 7 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Northern Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza purpurella)
Northern Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza purpurella)
[In this case, Dactylorhiza purpurella ssp. purpurella.]

This flower was growing conspicuously among the grass on the western side of the cycle route, at the location shown in NS3976 : Cycle Route 7 at Dennystown Forge.

Despite its common name, Northern Marsh-orchid is not confined to marshes, but "can also be found in large numbers in damp ditches, dune slacks, road verges and undisturbed gardens" ["Wild Orchids of Scotland", Allan/Woods/Clarke, 1993].
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Grassland 
Plant (from Tags)
Northern Marsh-Orchid 
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Category
Wild flowers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3917 7614 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0774N 4:34.6392W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3917 7614
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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