Epipactis helleborine

Broad-leaved helleborine; Epipactis ā larges feuilles; Breitblättrige stendelwurz; Elleborine crestata

From Ireland eastwards to Turkey and Lebanon. From Mediterranean Europe northwards to Scandinavia.

Very common in woodland and on scree slopes and dunes. It ascends to 1800 metres.

Top two and lowest two photographs: County Antrim, Northern Ireland 2003.

Slovenia 2006.
© Val Viner

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Seed capsules, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, October 2003.

Seeds, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, October 2003.

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