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Dactylorhiza elata
subsp. sesquipedalis

Synonyms: Dactylorhiza durandii, Dactylorhiza elata subsp. durandii, Dactylorhiza elata subsp. sesquipedalis, Dactylorhiza elata var. corsica, Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. africana, Dactylorhiza munbyana, Dactylorhiza sesquipedalis, Orchis elata, Orchis sesquipedalis
Common names: Orchis élevé, Robust Marsh orchid, Hohes Knabenkraut

Dactylorhiza elata of which only the subspecies sesquipedalis can be found in France, differs by a size reaching 80 cm.

The stem is thick and compressible and leaves are generally not maculated. Flowers are large, pink to purple and shows a thick spur as long as the ovary.

Flowering from May to June.

D. elata