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The Ojibwa Artist Naturalist Orchids

Helleborine, Epipactis helleborine Marquette County

Copyright 1999 by Michael Sherman

Because this alien orchid is expanding its range, Helleborine is considered a weed by some while others are discovering it for the first time. Although not showy, this plant is very handsome and seems to fit with the Upper Peninsula landscape.

While drawing this study, two species of of hornet, Yellow-Jacket and I believe Bald-Faced, visited the flowers. The insect's heads fit nicely into the base of the lip.


What Helleborine looks like in September

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