Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOrchidaceaeDactylorhizaDactylorhiza fuchsii

Ecology

This tuberous perennial herb grows on neutral or base-rich soils in a wide range of habitats, including deciduous woodland, scrub, roadsides, chalk grassland, meadows, marshes, dune-slacks, fens and mildly acidic heaths. It can become abundant in artificial habitats such as waste ground, abandoned gravel-pits, quarries and railway embankments. 0?530 m (Garrigill, Cumberland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1063

Height (cm): 50

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2214

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 774

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 5

Atlas Change Index: 0.33

Weighted Changed Factor: 2

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

22

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000457901