138058 NARROW-LIPPED HELLEBORINE Epipactis leptochila (Orchidaceae) Height to 70cm. Slender, upright perennial. Similar to Broad-leaved Helleborine but separable with care. Grows in shady woods, mainly under Beech on chalk soils. FLOWERS comprise rather narrow, greenish white sepals and upper petals, and a narrow heart-shaped lip that is greenish white, sometimes pink-tinged towards the centre, with a tip that does not curve under; in open spikes (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are pear-shaped. LEAVES are narrow-oval. STATUS-Local, S England only.