Weed Orchid

Additional Information:

Scientific Name: Epipactis helleborine
Common Name: Weed orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Locale: Rural roadside
Specific Region: Southern Vermont
Description: Wildcrafted roots. Epipactis helleborine is the only non-native ‘weedy’ orchid in the Northeast. It often grows along rural roadsides in rich woodland soils. It is not as picky as most Orchidaceae about where it grows. The roots are the parts used as medicine.
Date: August 13,2006