Liparis loeselii
Loesel's twayblade, fen orchid

Liparis loeselii
Liparis loeselii
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Botanical name: Liparis loeselii
Common name: Loesel's twayblade, fen orchid
Group: monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 2.5-10"
Foliage: two large basal leaves, parallel veined
Flower: whitish to greenish yellow
Flowering time: June
Habitat: springs, bogs, wet areas; in the Pine barrens it is generally found around furnace sites
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Pair of basal leaves, elliptical or narrowly ovate, green, lustrous
Liparis from Greek liparos, fat or shining, from the smooth and lustrous leaves.
loeselii, for Johann Loesel, 17th century Prussian botanist
Resembles Liparis lilifolia, but can be distinguished by the color of the flowers
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