The typical and most common form with violet-purple flowers and a paler central lip with purple spotting
A close up of the most common form
A specimen showing no whitish area on the central lip
A specimen, not uncommon, showing a very pale lip with very faint spotting but retaining some purple in the sepals
Variation 'alba', scarce in this population and amost always less than 1% of any population. Completely lacking any pink or purple in the sepals or lip but always with those distinctive green veins on the sepals
Variation 'alba' again
The only other bits of interest around the meadow were a singing Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, my 1st Common Blues of the year plus lingering Orange Tips. I'm still working on identifying the bumblebees!