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Common Twayblade

A common but rather inconspicuous orchid, often in open glades in woodland and occasionally on chalk grassland.



Common Name Common Twayblade
Scientific Name Neottia ovata
Species Group Orchid Family Orchidaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Green
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
Preferred Environment
Look for A sinlge green flower spike emerging from between two (tway) blades or leaves
Additional Identification Notes
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Orchid Family Orchidaceae