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Plant Details

Epipactis helleborine

Eastern Helleborine

Scientific Name:

Epipactis helleborine

Common Name:

Eastern Helleborine

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Alien

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White, Green, Purple

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Notes:

This plant has certainly naturalized in NA. After being first discovered outside Syracuse, NY in 1879 it has spread widely across the US and Canada. It has spread south into NC and across to CA. Here is a link to the Flora of NA write up - http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242101586. The distribution map is out-of-date as many more locations have been discovered.

Blooming Plant

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© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

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