Epipactis phyllanthes. Green flowered helleborine.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber). Herbaceous Perennial. Little/ no vegetive spread.  

Flowering period: 

July and August.


Long-established woodland, usually within demesnes and estates. Dry, shaded, sparsely vegetated, close to water areas. Acidic, humus-poor, well drained substrates: flinty clay or sandstones. Sand dunes. Lowland. 


Woodland clearance for agriculture and development. Trampling of path-side plants by walkers. Undergrazing / under management of woodland understorey leading to scrub encroachment.  

Static distribution map:
Epipactis phyllanthes
Epipactis phyllanthes
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage