Neottia smallii (Wiegand) Szlach. 1995 Photo Courtesy Of Walter Mays

Plant and flowers Photo by Jim Fowler and his P-Base Orchid North American Orchid Website


Common Name Appalachian Twayblade - Small's Listera

Flower Size

Found in the Appalachian Mountains of the USA from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina in shady forest, among Rhododendrons, and in ravines that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, lax raceme with up to 15 flowers.

Synonyms Bifolium smallii (Wiegand) Nieuwl. 1913; Listera reniformis Small 1897; *Listera smallii Wiegand 1899; Listera smallii f. variegata P.M.Br 1995; Ophrys smallii (Wiegand) House 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of SE USA PM Brown 2004