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large twayblade
Liparis lilifolia
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The name 'twayblade' refers to the two broad, shiny leaves. This lovely orchid is easily overlooked even when in bloom, as the mauve colored flowers blend into the shadows. This orchid grows in moderate shade in forests, and in our area it has been observed on old logging roads and in old forest clearings.
us liparis.gif 8.89 K This orchid ranges from Minnesota and Ontario east to New Hampshire, and south to Oklahoma and Georgia. It is listed as a species of conservation concern in a few states.

In Arkansas it is found in scattered areas in the northern half of the state.
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