Irish wildflowers

O'Kelly's Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp okellyi Photos: The Burren, Co.Clare

O'Kelly's Spotted-orchid
Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. okellyi
Family: Orchidaceae

Flowering June-August. Perennial. Native.

Unmarked or very faintly-marked white flowers. Narrow leaves, can be spotted or unspotted. Very localised distribution. Found on calcareous grassland in the Burren, Co.Clare and in Co.Galway.

Similiar: White forms of Common Spotted-orchid: D. fuchsii var. albiflora

O'Kelly's Spotted Orchid. The Burren, County Clare. July 2008

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