Common Spotted Orchid

Latin Name:

Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Manx Name:

Magglyn breckey


May - August

Locations where this species is found:
Clypse and Kerrowdhoo Eary Cushlin Glen Rushen Ballaugh Curraghs River Neb Conrhenny Plantation Close Sartfield

Wild orchids can be found in many different places around the island, including the Ballaugh Curraghs, Eary Cushlin and the Ayres.

All orchids are protected species, so it is illegal to pick or damage them.

Orchid seeds are tiny and have no 'food store' of their own, so they must feed on nearby fungus in order to germinate.

The Manx name for this flower is "Magglyn breckey".
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