Liparis loeselii (L.) Rich.

  • 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 loeselii (L.) Rich.

  • Description

    Species Description - Scape 1–2.5 dm, with a loose raceme of 2–12 fls; lvs lanceolate to elliptic, 5–15 × 2–3(–5) cm, somewhat folded along the midrib; pedicels 3–5 mm; sep yellowish-green, 5–6 mm; pet yellowish-green, 5 mm, somewhat reflexed; lip 5 mm, ascending at the narrowed base, the blade yellowish-green, broadly ovate with upturned margins; column 3 mm; 2n=32. Damp or wet woods; N.S. and Que. to Man., s. to N.J., O., Nebr., Kans., Mo., and in the mts. to Ala.; Europe. June, July.

  • Common Names

    Loesel's twayblade, fen-orchid