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Epipactis helleborine

Epipactis helleborine (L.) Crantz

Epipactis latifolia (L.) All.

Serapias helleborine L.

Broad-leaved Helleborine

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyOrchidaceaeOrchid family
GenusEpipactisEither from the Greek epipaktis or epipegnuo, the name adopted for this genus which was originally called hellebore, and which refers to a milk-curdling property claimed for some species
SpecieshelleborineFrom the Greek helleboros, the name of a kind of plant called the hellebore, a genus of some 15 species native mostly to Europe and especially the Balkans. Despite the common names of a couple of helleborine species, Christmas rose and Lenten rose, they are actually in the buttercup family

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Epipactis helleborine description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 21 Aug 2013.

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Epipactis helleborine (Broad-leaved Helleborine)

7/17/2010 · Mackworth Island, Falmouth, ME
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Epipactis helleborine (Broad-leaved Helleborine)

7/17/2010 · Mackworth Island, Falmouth, ME
≈ 5 × 7" (13 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Epipactis helleborine (Broad-leaved Helleborine)

8/1/2009 · Gordon & Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 2½ × 4" (7.1 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Epipactis helleborine (Broad-leaved Helleborine)

7/17/2010 · Mackworth Island, Falmouth, ME
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm) ID is uncertain

Epipactis helleborine (Broad-leaved Helleborine)

7/17/2010 · Mackworth Island, Falmouth, ME
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm) ID is uncertain

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