(Heartleaf Twayblade)

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Neottia cordata, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7174

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Neottia cordata, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7167

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Neottia cordata, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7166

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Leaves, Neottia cordata, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7164

Scientific Name Neottia cordata (Listera cordata) USDA PLANTS Symbol LICO6
Common Name Heartleaf Twayblade ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 894826
Family Orchidaceae (Orchid) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to subalpine (8500 to 11500 ft.); moist, shady places in woodlands, wetlands and streamsides.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 12 inches tall, but normally less than 6.
Leaves: Two shiny green opposite ovate-cordate or deltate leaves mid-stem, each from less than 1/2 to about 1-1/2 inches across.
Inflorescence: Several to many small yellow-green to green or reddish-purple orchid flowers in a terminal raceme 1 to 4 inches long; each flower about 1/8-inch across with 6 tepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, North American Orchid Conservation Center and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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