Liparis liliifolia (L.) Lindl.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Liparis liliifolia (L.) Rich. ex Lindl.

  • Description

    Species Description - Scape 1–2.5 dm, with a loose raceme of 5–30 fls; lvs oval to elliptic, 5–15 × 2–6 cm; pedicels and slender ovary together ca 8–15 mm, widely spreading; sep greenish-white, 1 cm; lateral pet greenish to pale purple, 1 cm, projecting forward (or deflexed) under the lip and often crossed; lip pale purple, 1 cm, nearly as wide, rhomboid-obovate, subtruncate at apiculate summit, minutely erose, nearly flat; column 4 mm. Rich woods; Me. to Minn., s. to Ga. and Ark.; China. June, July.

  • Common Names

    large twayblade, mauve sleekwort