Western Twayblade - Listera caurina
Listera banksiana, Neottia banksiana
(see State Rank Reason below)
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Relatively common in moist forest habitats, predominantly west of the continental divide.
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)
AK to CA, OR, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.