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Cephalanthera damasonium


Perennial herbaceous plant with a horizontal rhizome and lateral roots penetrating deep into the soil. The stems - one or several, are 20-50 cm high. Leaves 3-5, spaced, oval, upper slightly tapered. The inflorescence is lean, with 3-8 (15) flowers located in the bristles of the leaf-lobes. The flowers are creamy-white colour, 1.5-2 cm long. The petals are collected in a helmet. The labellum is rounded, spur-free, whitish, at the front yellow, with 3-5 longitudinal ridges.
This orchid blooms from May to July. Propagation is by seeds (often self-pollinating) as well as vegetative, by branching and subsequently separating the rootstocks.

Common names
White Helleborine
Conservation status
CITES-listed species
Records
This species has been reported 19 times with a total of 126 specimens recorded.
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