Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)
Season: June to August
Habitat: Moist Mossy Coniferous Forests
Height: Up to 20 cm
Description: Broad-leaved twayblade is slightly more showy than northern twayblade. It is a perennial herb that grows from 7-25 cm tall with a single opposite pair of oval leaves and a showy terminal cluster of small orchids.
Flower: The flowers occur in a terminal cluster (raceme). The sepals and petals are similar (tepals). Each flower has five widely spread, linear tepals and a lower, lip witha prominent deeply cleft fork.
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