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Epipactis gigantea

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Authors: Douglas  

Botanical Description

Vigorously creeping rhizomatous plant capable of forming patches 2 or more across. Stems to 30cm, bearing 2-5 green, and red flowers, c. 2cm across, nodding (June), hence the name 'Chatterbox Orchid'. South-western U.S.A., on sandstone but very adaptable under garden conditions and easy to divide the clumps in autumn on early spring,

Joint Rock: Joint Rock Awards, Gothenburg Botanic Garden, 2 June 2016