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BROAD-LEAVED HELLEBORINE Epipactis helleborine (Orchidaceae) Height to 75cm. Upright and clump-forming perennial with rather downy stems. Grows in shady woodland and scrub. FLOWERS comprise broad, greenish sepals that are tinged purple around the margins, broad upper petals that are strongly purple tinged, and purplish, heart-shaped lip, the tip of which is usually curved under; borne in dense spikes of up to 100 flowers (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are pear-shaped. LEAVES are broadly oval and strongly veined. STATUS-Locally common in most parts, except N Scotland.