North-western Europe from Ireland to Scandinavia
A handsome orchid with reddish-purple flowers; fens, grassland, sand dunes, old quarries; usually in damp places.
See also Dactylorhiza x venusta.
Photographs: County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 2005.
Bottom photograph: habitat view; chalk quarry, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland 2005
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