Belongs to: orchid family

Broad-leaved helleborine Epipactis helleborine

Best time to see: Jul to Sep

Key facts

A relatively common (as orchids go) orchid mainly found in old woodlands, but sometimes in young ones also

Tall spike, sometimes purple-tinged, with short leaves alternating spirally up the stem

Flowers vary from greenish-yellow to purple-red

© Mary Smith

© Mary Smith