Epipactis helleborine (L.) Crantz
Family: Orchidaceae
broad-leaved helleborine,  more...
[Amesia latifolia (L.) A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr.,  more]
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Etymology: Epipactis: either from 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
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Leaves: many, alternate, clasping, oval to lance-like
Flowers: 6-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, lip greenish-purple, petals and sepals dull green with purple veins; inflorescence 4"-12" terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme) of many stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: deciduous forests, roadsides; in limy soil
Invasiveness: Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
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