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Broad leaved Helleborine

Broad leaved Helleborine
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Copyright: rei segali (uncle_litchi) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 31] (428)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-19
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: 1/13 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids, orchids of the middle east [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-21 14:22
Viewed: 4108
Points: 4
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Broad leaved Helleborine - Epipactis helleborine

very rare orchid in israel.
growing in shadow of woods. different from other orchids in his rounded leaves, that growing also on the stalk.
taken to north America by the men and turn to be wild plant.
Distribution: Europe and west Asia to Sibir and the Himalayas, also in north Afrika.
israel Disribution: low mount hermon, in the high galilee and in the Carmel.
common in Odem forest and in mount Meiron, in the other places - rare.
blossom in April-June.

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Hi Rei,
This is the best close-up image I saw so far for this orchid - wonderful work.
Great details & dark background.
TFS - Shir

Great, perfect pic, though I don't like the frame. It is not very rare, just restricted and locally common mainly in the Upper Galilee and northern Golan. Toda, Ori

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