Dactylorhiza fuchsii x maculata  

(hybrids between Common Spotted and Heath Spotted Orchids)

Photographed by Graham Giles

Derbyshire 2001

Although the two parents prefer rather different soil types ( the alkaline side other for cross-pollination to occur). The hybrids can be quite robust, with the broad lips of D. maculata and the strong markings of D. fuchsii.