Red Helleborine

Red Helleborine

Red Helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) is a plant in the orchid family. It is around 20-50cm high. It blooms between May and July.

Status in Britain

Red Helleborine is a very rare plant in Britain. It is found only at the following sites:

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the species was recorded from single sites in Somerset, Sussex and Kent, and a second Hampshire site (in the upper Test Valley). The species was also recorded at additional Gloucestershire sites (including Stanley Wood, King's Stanley, now a Woodland Trust woodland), and persisted at some of these into the 1970s.

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