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Cephalanthera rubra

Céphalanthère rouge
Red Helleborine

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

18-23 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

40-60 cm

Description

An orchid with clear pink flowers. The sepals and petals are pointed, a feature of the Cephalanthera group.

Grows in forest and woodland clearings. A tuberous perennial.

Flowers

The sepals and petals are pointed. The lateral sepals are spread out like wings. The lip is whitish with brownish-yellow ridges, the tip is violet pink.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, wider in the middle, pointed with 1 central vein, alternately arranged on the stalk.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with numerous small seeds.

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