The 'face' of D. Fuchsii. Photographed in Sutton Nature Reserve, Birmingham England.
This is a near white version of the species though the purple lip markings are still very prevailent.
A very common orchid in the UK and able to withstand drier sites than most, even hot and dry slopes in full sun.
Dactylorhiza fuchsii foliage
This picture of the Common Spotted Orchid, is of the first wild orchid I ever found and is my first flower photograph.
Photographed on Benacre Ness near Lowestoft, England, way back in June 1966.
Flower spike of Common Spotted Orchid, Benacre Ness, June 1966.
Leaves emerging April 2004