Eastern Helleborine - Epipactis helleborine
Plants 40-100 cm tall. Leaves 6-10 cm long, lanceolate to ovate. Flower bracts linear to narrowly lanceolate. Sepals 10-13 mm long, green, purple-tinged (especially on outside); lateral petals 8-11 mm long; lip 10-12 mm long, lower half pouch-like white to pinkish outside, brown to purplish insdie, upper half more or less flat, white to pinkish, with 2 thick bumps near the base; column 3-5 mm long. Fruit 1-1.5 cm long (Wilken & Jennings, 1993, The Jepson Manual).
Sporadic in North America, most commonly in Great Lakes region (Kartesz 2009).
Generally on dry slopes or road cuts, less than 1300 m (Wilken & Jennings 1993).
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.