Epipactis helleborine
Orchid Family - Orchidaceae
Purple to greenish-purple flowers (1/2 to 3/4" wide) in an erect raceme. The 3 or 4 leaves are egg-shaped with the stalk clasping the main stem.
(Photographed - early August)
An orchid introduced from Europe to the Syracuse, NY area in the 1890's.
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