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
Greece (East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; 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)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Woodlands and scrub
Presidential Decree 67/81