West Highland Flora

Narrow-leaved Helleborine


Cephalanthera longifolia

 

Cephalanthera longifolia

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Jun 2006 Dalavil, Skye

Flower c 2 cm tall as seen, excluding "streamers"

Rare, in woodland.

Up to 50 cm high.  Flowers c 1.5-2.5 cm long.

ID: Unmistakable.  White-flowered orchid with narrow leaves in two rows up stem.

Other features: Orange spot on lower petal.  Flower bracts very short for an orchid.

 

Cephalanthera longifolia

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Jun 2006 Dalavil, Skye
For scale see pic above

  Cephalanthera longifolia

Photo John Phillips
Highland Council Ranger Service
9 Jun 2004 Dalavil, Skye

 

Cephalanthera longifolia

Photo John Phillips
Highland Council Ranger Service
9 Jun 2004 Dalavil, Skye

RH pic showsame plant 6 weeks
later; nothing left but the leafy stem

  Cephalanthera longifolia

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jul 2004 Dalavil, Skye
c 19.5 cm from base of stem to top leaf


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