Epipactis veratrifolia

Eastern marsh helleborine; Scarce marsh helleborine; Gemerblättrige Stendelwurz

Absent from Europe; in W Asia in Anatolia, Cyprus, Levant eastwards to Iran.

Top photograph: Turkey 1997.
© Alan Hill

All other photographs from Episkopi, Cyprus, 2004.
© Paul Hackney

A tall and robust species reaching 1 m in height and with large narrow leaves. Rare and local in the area of its distribution. Found on stream banks, in ravines, and on cliffs with water seepage. Ascending to 2000 m altitude.

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Bottom photograph: habitat (damp limestone cliff) at Episkopi 2004.
© Paul Hackney

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