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Common Twayblade

Neottia ovata

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
As with most Orchid species, the flowers are positioned on long erect spikes. The slender spikes of the Common Twayblade can contain as many as 50 flowers each. The flowers are lime green to yellow in colour and the tips of the flowers are deeply notched.
Fruit:
An erect, egg-shaped capsule containing numerous dust-like seeds.
Leaves:
2 stalkless, opposite leaves near the bottom of an erect stem. The toothless leaves are very wide, oval and have parallel veins.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Other Names:
Eggleaf Twayblade, European Common Twayblade.
Habitats:
Bogs, grassland, meadows, moorland, sand dunes, scrub, swamps, woodland.