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Dactylorhiza maculata

Dactylorhiza maculata
Photo Information
Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-20 6:10
Viewed: 667
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dactylorhiza maculata is a BULB growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, beetles.

USDA hardiness zone : 4-8

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Dactylorhiza maculata Spotted Orchid


Dactylorhiza maculata Spotted Orchid

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[2, 4, 46]. It is a source of 'salep', a fine white to yellowish-white powder that is obtained by drying the tuber and grinding it into a powder[2, 105, 177]. Salep is a starch-like substance with a sweetish taste and a faint somewhat unpleasant smell[4]. It is said to be very nutritious and is made into a drink or can be added to cereals and used in making bread etc[100, 183]. One ounce of salep is said to be enough to sustain a person for a day

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Hello John,
Beautiful picture of this "Dactylorhiza maculata" BULB, you have presented here. Very nice color and natural sharpness. Splendid light and well POV.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

hallo John
nice picture of this orchid with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello John
Beautiful capture from Your spring archives.Great vertical composition wonderful natural colors and excellent details.Thanks for the note.
Have a good weekend and thank You.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-20 14:09]

Salut John,une excellente capture de cette orchidee' sauvage,tres bons details et aussi des couleurs parfaictes! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Bonjour John,
Agréable macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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