Melittis melissophyllum is widespread in C, E & S Europe. In Greece it is found in deciduous woodland at moderate altitude, mainly in the north but scattered southwards to Taigetos. Greek plants are probably all referable to subsp. albida, although the colour of the corolla is very variable, sometimes pure white but more often with large, reddish purple blotches.
IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe –Kik –KK –EAe
Greece (East Aegean islands ‒ absent; East Central Greece ‒ present; Ionian Islands ‒ present; Kiklades ‒ absent; Kriti and Karpathos ‒ absent; North Aegean islands ‒ present; North Central Greece ‒ present; North Pindos ‒ present; North-East Greece ‒ present; Peloponnisos ‒ present; South Pindos ‒ present; Sterea Ellas ‒ present; West Aegean islands ‒ present)
Woodlands and scrub