All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Helleborine Orchid</strong> plant
<em>Epipactis helleborine*</em> / Orchid family
Great Smoky Mountains NP
July 11, 2007
I was surprised to see this orchid blooming in the Smokies since I had only seen it in western Massachusetts previously...
Helleborine Orchid plant
Epipactis helleborine* / Orchid family
Great Smoky Mountains NP
July 11, 2007
I was surprised to see this orchid blooming in the Smokies since I had only seen it in western Massachusetts previously. It is a European import, that according to my Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains book, grows only in the Smokies in Tennessee. Following photo shows close-up of flowers.

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