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Lackawanna county - NE Pennsylvania
Epipactis helleborine
The Helleborines can be found growing in mixed woods and near streams. They start to appear in July  and flower through August, September and sometimes into October. Unfortunately most of the plants are devoured by deer, before they have a chance to bloom.
June 12.99   (this photo only)
one of many helleborine clusters
Budding Helleborine amongst  Impatiens