Photo Left - Common spotted orchid flowers.

Photo Above - Common spotted orchid leaves which appear before flowering.


Common spotted orchid

Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Orchis de Fuchs

Presence in France. See link below.

Height. 20cm - 50cm

Leaves. 7 - 12 dark spotted, keeled, appear in spring.

Flowers. White to reddish purple, the lip with deeper looped line markings and spots, lateral sepals spreading widely, lip deeply 3 lobed.

Flowering period. May - July

Soil type. Dry or marshy, generally on calcareous soils, alkaline substrata

Protection. ​Liste des espèces végétales protégées en région Alsace andNord-Pas-de-Calais : Article 1