Common Twayblade ( Listera ovata)


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Family: Orchid (Orchidaceae )

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Distinctive orchid of woodlands and grasslands on a wide range of soil types; it is widespread and generally rather common. A pair of broad, oval basal leaves appear well before the flowering stem, from March onwards. The yellowish green flowers are borne in a loose spike, May &July; the lower lip is deeply-forked. Height up to 50cm



Twayblade 29820



Twayblade 29765



Twayblade 29823



Twayblade 29762



Twayblade 29857