L. cordata: stem 4-6 inches high, slender; leaves two, small, broad or cordate at the base; flowers very small, greenish, in a short raceme; lip linear, with four lobes. - Mountain heaths. Fl. July.
(280) Epipactis. Helleborine. E. latifolia: stem 2-3 feet high; leaves strongly ribbed, ovate, stem-clasping, the upper ones narrower, lower bracts often longer than the flowers; flowers pendulous, in a long, one-sided raceme, greenish with a purple lip. - Woods and shady places. Fl. July, August.
E. palustris: stem 1-1 1/2 feet high; leaves lanceolate; bracts all shorter than the flowers; racemes loose, the flowers slightly drooping, pale greenish-purple, the lip white, streaked with pink. - Moist places. Fl. July, August.