<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Broad-leaved Helleborine

 

 
Broad-leaved Helleborine
 

 

The broad leaves of Broad-leaved Helleborine are at the base of the plant, with shorter leaves alternating spirally up the stem. The plant is a type of orchid and quite tall in comparison to its relatives. The colour of the flowers is quite variable, from greenish-yellow to purple-red and they can be seen from midsummer to early autumn.

Fairly common in woods and other shady places in all but the north of Scotland.

 

 

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