Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Cephalanthera longifolia

Cephalanthera longifolia Sword leaved helleborine

This orchid flowers from March to June and is widespread across Europe, Asia (all the way to China) and north Africa. It grows from 20~60cms tall and is often found in damp, light woodlands (mainly oak and beech woods). The flowers are pollinated by solitary bees.

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