Irish wildflowers

Broad-leaved Helleborine, Epipactis helleborine
Photographs: Micheal G Slattery

Broad-leaved Helleborine, Epipactis helleborine

Broad-leaved Helleborine
Epipactis helleborine
Ealabairín
Family: Orchidaceae

Flowering July - October. Tuberous perennial. Native.

Variable. One-sided spikes of 50-100 flowers, colour varies from pale pinkish-green to deep reddish in more open habitats. Four to ten flat, broad-oval, crinkled, ribbed leaves arranged spirally up stem. Height 30-120cm.

Found in mixed deciduous woodland, hedgerows, limestone pavements, dunes and roadsides. Most frequent N and W Ireland.

     


Broad-leaved Helleborine, Epipactis helleborine       Broad-leaved Helleborine, Epipactis helleborine
Broad-leaved Helleborine. The Burren, Co.Clare. All photographs © Micheal G Slattery 2009

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