Marsh helleborine Epipactis palustris

A striking flower with several segments that are individually coloured and shaped.

The white frilly edged flower has a yellow spot and a purplish-red centre. Several flowers appear along the stem on each plant, which also supports elongated leaves with prominent veins.

Distribution

Can be found in scattered parts of England and Wales and rare in Scotland.

Habitat

Likes damp places such as fens, marshes, pastures and meadows as well as some wet cliff tops.