Neottia borealis (Morong) 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 Northern Neottia - The Northern Twayblade

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Alaska, Northwest Territories, Yukon, British Colombia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah in cold mossy woodlands, alder thickets and on rocky river shores as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 2, opposite, midway on the stem, green, ovate-oblong leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, racemose, terminal, 2 to 10" [5 to 25 cm] long, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Listera borealis Morong 1893; Ophrys borealis (Morong) Rydb.1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 as Listera borealis; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #3 2006 as Nothern Twaybladephoto fide; Wild Orchids of The Canadian Maritimes and the Northern Great Lakes Region PM Brown 2006 drawing/photos fide