Wildflowers of New York

Epipactis helleborine

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

- Epipactis helleborine

Orchid Family
Naturalized alien

This is the only alien orchid in NY. First reported in the state near Syracuse in 1879. It has spread throughout much of the northeast and as far west to Minnesota. It has now become the most common orchid in it's range.

Found: Fields, roadsides, woods
Height: 4 - 12 inch
June - Aug bloom time