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GREEN-FLOWERED HELLEBORINE Epipactis phyllanthes (Orchidaceae) Height to 50cm. Slender, upright perennial with rather insignificant-looking flowers. Grows in shady woods on calcareous soils, and sometimes on dunes. FLOWERS comprise yellowish-green sepals and petals; flowers are pendent, invariably do not open fully and are borne in open spikes (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are pear-shaped. LEAVES are narrow-ovate and strongly veined. STATUS-Very local in S England and Wales; scarce or absent elsewhere.
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GREEN-FLOWERED HELLEBORINE Epipactis phyllanthes (Orchidaceae) Height to 50cm. Slender, upright perennial with rather insignificant-looking flowers. Grows in shady woods on calcareous soils, and sometimes on dunes. FLOWERS comprise yellowish-green sepals and petals; flowers are pendent, invariably do not open fully and are borne in open spikes (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are pear-shaped. LEAVES are narrow-ovate and strongly veined. STATUS-Very local in S England and Wales; scarce or absent elsewhere.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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