Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. pulchella

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOrchidaceaeDactylorhizaDactylorhiza incarnata subsp. pulchella


A tuberous perennial herb of acidic valley bogs, marshes and damp heathland, often growing with Sphagnum. It also occurs, however, in marshes on more neutral substrates and, occasionally, in fens. 0?395 m (Teesdale, Co. Durham).



World Distribution

Subsp. pulchella has been reported from mainland Europe, but its distribution is uncertain.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.