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Orchids of New Forest (1 Viewer)

kevtubb

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I was photographing Heath Spotted Orchids in the New Forest (Broadway) and saw a couple of white orchids (first two photos)

I assumed they were a white form of Heath Spotted Orchid but could they be a white form of Common Spotted Orchid?

I then went onto Pig Bush in the New Forest where I photographed orchids growing in the bog. I believe they are Early Marsh Orchid (various colour forms) [remaining photos]

Can anyone confirm?
 

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Butty

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1, 2, 5, 7 are heath spotted orchid - small short central lobe to lower lip.
The others all look fine for early marsh orchid.
Lower lip of common spotted orchid is very different: 3 deeply divided equal-length lobes.
 
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