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    Possible Narrow-lipped Helleborine

    Wild Flower Key is the single best book for a non-beginner botter. If all you're interested in is orchids, one of the orchid books would do you better. All your original photos looks to me like broad-leaved helleborine. 2nd lot: 1-6. Pass. If you found them near lots of other broad-leaved...
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    Possible Narrow-lipped Helleborine

    By what exactly? As I understand it, the key feature about the outer portion of the lower lip is as I indicated: its relative proportions (length v. width), not its pointedness. In broad-leaved helleborine the end of the outer portion of the lower lip is typically curled underneath/backwards...
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    Possible Narrow-lipped Helleborine

    I wouldn't have thought so. The outer portion of the lower lip is broader than wide (rather than the reverse as in narrow-lipped helleborine), and I see a (faint) purplish wash to the base of some flower stalks (as in broad-leaved helleborine).