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Green-flowered Helleborine

Epipactis phyllanthes

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Sand dunes, scrub, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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Green, 5 petals
 
An apple green, slender flower spike. Flowers are very drooping and have a pale green lip which is frequently flushed with pink. Up to 40 flowers per plant.
Fruit:
A many-seeded fruit capsule.
Leaves:
Grass-green, pointed and well spaced along the stems. The leaves are longer than broad and have prominent veins that run parallel to the midrib. A perennial which favours growing in shaded beech or birch woodland next to water on bare ground.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
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