Photo - Marsh Helleborine in France.

Presence in France. See link below.

Height. Up to 50cm

Leaves. Keeled  folded leaves at the base of the plant and smaller, narrower stem leaves.

Flowers.  Loose cluster of white flowers with white, frilly lips and reddish sepals that look like wings. 

Flowering period. May - June

Soil type. Fens, damp grassland, marshes and dune slacks, especially with chalky soils. A rare plant but can be found in large numbers where present.

Protection. Liste rouge européenne de l'UICN (2012) : LC (listé Epipactis palustris)