Epipactis palustris

Marsh Helleborine

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Common name

Marsh Helleborine

Scientific name

Epipactis palustris (L.) Crantz

Conservation status and threats

The species is PROTECTED in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Act - it is prohibited to "picking, collecting, cutting, uprooting or any other manner of destruction of specimens in their natural range in the wild", as well as "possession, keeping, movement, transport, export, trade and offering for sale or exchange of specimens taken in the wild". These bans apply to "all stages of life of the plants"1.

Description and identification

Epipactis palustris is a perennial herb.

Stems 20-60 cm cm high.

Labellum white or pink, with a rounded anterior lobe, equal to or slightly longer than the other sepals.

Flowernig June-July2.

Distribution in Bulgaria

Map of distribution in Bulgaria of Epipactis palustris by floristic regions3:

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General distribution

Map of general distribution4:

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1 Bulgarian Biodiversity Act in english.

2 Делипавлов, Д., И. Чешмеджиев, М. Попова, Д. Терзийски, И. Ковачев. 2003. Определител на растенията в България. Аграрен университет. Пловдив.

3 Assyov, B., A. Petrova, D. Dimitrov, R. Vassilev. 2012. Conspectus of the vascular flora of Bulgaria, Bulgarian biodiversity foundation, Sofia.

4 Epipactis palustris (Cav.) DC. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science.

Epipactis palustris на български
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