Epipactis palustris

Marsh helleborine; Epipactis des marais; Echte Sumpfwurz; Sumpfstendelwurz; Mughetti pendolini

Very widespread, across Europe and Asia from Ireland in the west to Japan; from northern Spain, France and Italy northwards to southern Scandinavia.

Wet calcareous soils; wet hollows in sand dunes; old limestone quarries. It ascends to 1600 metres in the Alps.

Photographs: The Umbra, Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland 2008.
© Paul Hackney

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