Epipactis helleborine

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Steve Galehouse
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Epipactis helleborine

Post by Steve Galehouse » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:58 pm


This is a weed that has become common in NE Ohio in the last two years---unusual because it's an alien orchid. Orchids are usually not thought of as weeds< so thought it might be of interest to some.

I have some growing in my yard, looks like a Tricyrtis until it flowers.

every plant is native somewhere

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Re: Epipactis helleborine

Post by edfrank » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:06 pm

Epipactis helleborine is known to have been thoroughly naturalized in North America since 1879 (C. A. Luer 1975). Photos from
Epipactis helleborine - Wikimedia Commons
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