Common twayblade

Listera ovata

Grand listère

Presence in France. See link below.


Height. 20cm - 60cm


Leaves. 2 oval, low down on stem, dull green and ribbed.


Flowers. Numerous and small in a slender spike like raceme, yellowish-green, sepals and petals not spreading widely but forming a loose hood. Hanging lip notched at the end.


Flowering period. April - June


Soil type. Damp or dry, calcareous or acid. Full sun or partial shade.


Protection. None known.