Dactylorhiza maculata, SE: Jungfru Marie nycklar,
DE: Geflecktes Knabenkraut, NL: Gevlekte orchis, UK: Heath spotted Orchid

Scientific name:  Dactylorhiza maculata(L.) Soó
Synonym name:  Orchis maculata
Swedish name:  Jungfru Marie nycklar
German name:  Geflecktes Knabenkraut
Nederlandse naam:  Gevlekte orchis
English name:  Heath spotted Orchid
Plant Family:  Orchidaceae, Orkidéer, Orchid family

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Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  Erect, glabrous and cylindrical with a streaked surface.
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, lanceolate, speckled
Flowers:  Inflorescence is 5–15 centimetres long, flowers gathered in dense spikes; shades of pink, sprinkled with darker speckles
Flowering Period:  June-July
Plant communities, Vaxtsamhallen:  Woods, moorland, bogs, marshes, pastureland and meadows

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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.
maculata, maculata, "spotted".
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Soó is used to indicate Soó Rezső (1903 – 1980)hu:Soó Rezső, a Hungarian botanist.
Dactylorhiza maculata is pollinated by insects, especially bumblebees.

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