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Common Twayblade, Neottia ovata, Listera ovata Family: Orchidaceae
Neottia ovata (Listera ovata)     *     Common Twayblade


Flowering time: May-July. Rhizomatous perennial

Habitat: Grassland, woodlands, dunes, limestone pavements, heathland and fens on calcareous to mildly acidic soils. Widespread.

Spike of many small, yellowish-green flowers with tiny bracts, the petals and sepals forming a loose hood. Stem is downy above, hairless below with only two leaves above ground level.


Common Twayblade, Listera ovata


Common Twayblade, Listera ovata


Common Twayblade, Listera ovata
Common Twayblade, Listera ovata

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