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Lindisfarne Helleborine

Epipactus sancta

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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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:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Sand dunes, seaside.

Flower:
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Green, 5 petals
 
Flower spikes consist of between 5 and 20 individual flowers. White flower lips. The inside of the flower is a chocolate brown colour. Yellowish-green, triangular sepals. Similar to Dune Helleborine (Epipactus dunensis) but with green flower stalks.
Fruit:
The fruit is a capsule with many dust-like seeds.
Leaves:
Yellowish-green oval leaves. Found only on Holy Island, Northumberland.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen