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Greater Twayblade (Listera ovata)

One of the commonest of British wild orchids, it has a long flowering period – from mid-May through to the end of July. The pale green flowers can make the plant difficult to spot initially amongst long grass and other vegetation. The two (maybe three) generally broad oval shaped leaves at the base of the stem, the hairy stem and the long twin-lobed lip distinguish this orchid from any other green flowered variety such as the Frog orchid.

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See also: Spring/Early-summer flowering orchids at Badbury Rings.

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The pictures of Greater Twayblade in this gallery were captured at low resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 048
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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