Neottia auriculata (Wiegand) Szlach. 1995

Plant and Flowers in situ Ontario Photos by Carl Luer and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Auriculate Neottia - The Auricled Twayblade

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in adler thickets, gravel bars, and rocky river shores as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, basally surrounded by a few thin sheaths, glabrous below the leaves, densely pubescent above stems 2, opposite, midway on the stem, green, ovate-oblong leaves that blooms in the late spring through summer on an erect, terminal, to 8" [20 cm] long, racemose, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts

Synonyms Bifolium auriculatum (Wiegand) Nieuwl. 1913; *Listera auriculata Wiegand 1899; Listera auriculata f. trifolia (Lepage) Lepage 1969; Listera borealis f. trifolia Lepage 1955; Ophrys auriculata (Wiegand) House 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #5 1975 photo fide; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 as Listera auriculata; Wild Orchids of The Canadian Maritimes and the Northern Great Lakes Region PM Brown 2006 drawing/photos fide