|Inflorescence, Anglesey sand-dunes|
Epipactis dunensis (dune helleborine) is an herbaceous member of the family Orchidaceae.
It is hardy and has a long fleshy rootstock. It flowers from June to August with an inflorescence up to 50 cm high. The fruit is a capsule, from which the light, microscopic seeds are spread by the wind.
Dune helleborine is a British endemic species and in Britain limited to three main areas in England and Wales, the sand-dunes of Anglesey, dunes on the Fylde coast and in the valley of the River Tyne where it has colonised old metal mine workings.
- First Nature, Epipactis dunensis - Dune Helleborine
- North Merseyside Biodiversity Action Plan, Dune Helleborine, Epipactis dunensis
- Biopix, Dune Helleborine (Epipactis dunensis)
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