Belongs to: orchid family

Twayblade Listera ovata


Best time to see: early Jun to mid Jul

Key facts

An orchid with long spikes of yellow-green flowers, found in old grasslands and wet woodland

Two broad leaves at the base give it its name

Nectar on its lower petals attracts beetles and flies and it squirts a sticky droplet on to them to anchor the pollen

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Photo © Owen Keen