Photo above - Narrow Leaved Helleborine in France.

Narrow-Leaved  Helleborine

Cephalanthera longifolia

Céphalanthère à longues feuilles

Presence in France. See link below.


Height. Up to 60cm normally nearer 30cm.


Leaves. Dark green, long and narrow tapering.


Flowers. White with a yellow-edged labellum and usually they are opened only during the warmest and brightest hours of the day.


Flowering period. April - June


Soil type. Open woodland and scrub with sparse vegetation and calcareous soils. 

Protection.