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Common Twayblade (Listeria ovata)


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An upright herb 20-60mm green downy stem and an opposite pair of oval, strongly ribbed, unstalked leaves (5-15cm long). There are many flowers arranged in a loose raceme 7-25cm long. Each hood like flower is green with a yellow green forked lip. The fruits are capsules. It grows in meadows, woods and grasslands on basic soils and flowers from May-July. This plant was photographed on 22nd May 2009 at Old Warden Railway Cutting, Bedfordshire.

27th Aug 2009 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

plant flower biology nature botany wild

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