Epipactis atrorubens

RO: ???
DE: Braunrote Stendelwurz
EN: Dark Red Helleborine

  • a rhizomous plant (a short one) producing one or several stems sometime very tall (usually 20 to 60 cm but sometime can reach 100 cm)
  • the inflorescence is lax but not very long with around 10 flowers with a distinctive vanilla scent
  • in flower from June to July (depends on latitude an altitude)
  • pollination is done by different species (mainly Hymenoptera) of insects atracted by nectar
  • found in full sun or partial shade, specially on calcareous wet to dry skeletal substrate
  • can be found almost in all Europe and Asia, but more rare in the Mediterranean zone
  • 2n = 38, 40, 60

Embedded map with records for Romania found in myNature database.