Sunday, 1 May 2011

Listera ovata (L.) R. Br.

Latin name: Listera ovata (L.)  R. Br.
Familia: Orchidaceae
Croatian name: Čopotac jajoliki
English name: Common Twayblade

An orchid up to 60 cm high, with distinctive single pair of broad oval, opposite unstalked leaves, low down on the stem. A long spike bears greenish flowers, with a narrow forked, down-turned unspurred lip.
It grows in woods and open grassy places form May to July.

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