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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.
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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.

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Date: 26 Jul 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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