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|Epipactis palustris (in Romanian - little swamp) is a orchid, and grown in the oligotrophic swamp and moist meadow, in the mountain region.|
The Marsh helleborine (Epipactis palustris) is the only European orchid able to survive in a flooded habitat.
Their creeping, fleshy rhizomes grow offshoots, from which then emerge the 20-70 cm long stems during the next spring.
There are four to eight alternate, lanceolate leaves, that grow progressively shorter near the top. The margins are entire, the top is acute. Species with less chlorophyll have blue-purple leaves.
Their bilaterally symmetrical colorful flowers grow from a terminal raceme. The three sepals and the two lateral petals are ovate and acuminate. Their color can vary from greenish-white to violet and purple.
The lip is divided in a bowl-shaped hypochile, with the outer surface greenish-white and threaded with dark veins. The wavy, snowwhite epichile is fan-shaped.
The ovary is inferior. It produces a dry capsule with countless minute seeds.
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- [2007-08-19 22:44]
Lovely capture of the Epipactis palustris and its habitat.Nice comosition and POV.Nice colours.
nice bouquet, TFS Ori
- [2007-08-21 11:41]
Très belle composition, cadrage, couleurs et netteté, bravo