Haquetia epipactis - Haquetia



Phylum: Anthophyta

Class: Equisetopsida

Order: Apiales

Family: Apiaceae

Above: Haquetia epipactis growing in the Triglav National Park in Slovenia

This surprising and delightful little wildflower grows in open woodlands where it is in partial shade only.

Haquetia epipactis is a low-growing plant with a creeping habit. Its basal leaves are somewhat rounded and the tiny yellow flowers form an umbel in the centre of a ring of bright green bracts that look very much like petals.

Its territory in Europe is Austria, Poland and Slovenia. It flowers from April until the end of June.

The specimen shown on this page whas photographed in Slovenia in July.