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Epipactis palustris

Epipactis palustris
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Copyright: anita and mike allsopp (juanit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Great Britain [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-11 4:38
Viewed: 3940
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris) is a rather scarce plant of lowland marshy alkaline ground such as fens, wet dune-slacks and flooded railway cuttings.

The plants have about half a dozen narrow leaves and a one-side flower spike of between four and twenty flowers. The flowering period stretches from June to September and the flowers are pollinated by bees; they have a whitish lower lip and the rest of the flower is tinged reddish or brownish.

There is a creeping rootstock below the soil surface enabling the plant to spread over large areas of ground.

All names: Epipactis palustris (L.) Crantz.; Epipactis longifolia All.; Helleborine palustris (L.) Schrank

There were literally hundreds of these plants growing on the dunes

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Hello Anita and Mike,
Very nice species, taken with fine colours and details. Interesting to read that they grows in the dunes. I must search also in Belgium... Cheers,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-07-12 6:43]
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Shalom Anita and Mike,

Lovely species! The picture is very pleasant, showing well the details and fine colors of the orchid.

Thank you and best regards,


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