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Cephalanthera damasonium

Céphalanthère pâle
White Helleborine

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

14-20 mm

Flowering months

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

40 cm

Description

An orchid that grows in woodland as well as in wet meadows. It is smaller and has larger leaves than the ‘Narrow-leaved Helleborine’.

A tuberous perennial.

Flowers

An orchid with yellowish-white sepals and petals, the lip is short and yellow. Often, the flowers remain almost closed throughout the flowering period.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, long, wider in the middle, pointed, alternately arranged on the stalk, dull green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing numerous small seeds.

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