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Western Twayblade - Listera caurina
Other Names:  Listera banksiana, Neottia banksiana


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Relatively common in moist forest habitats, predominantly west of the continental divide.
 
General Description
Stems 8–30 cm, glandular-pubescent above. Leaves broadly elliptic to ovate, 3–7 cm long. Inflorescence of 5 to 35 flowers; bracts 3–8 mm long. Flowers sepals 2–4 mm long, narrowly lanceolate; lip petal declined but not pendent, 4–7 mm long, pear-shaped, blunt-tipped, gradually tapered to the base. Capsule obovoid 4–7 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to CA, OR, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 16

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