Listera ovata   Common Twayblade C DD N

Listera ovata spike Listera ovata floret

I've marked this down as reasonably difficult to find (for me anyway) although it is one of the commonest of the orchid family. The reason is that it is very well camouflaged in its usual grassland habitat  As with Bee Orchid and Frog Orchid you have to "get your eye in" before you are aware that there are many of them around you.

Newborough Warren, Anglesey 16th June 2004

Added on Added on 6th November 2004, amended 28th January 2005, updated, renamed and re-directd 1st Dec 2010, updated Nov 19th 2014

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