Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Liparis liliifolia (L.) Rich. ex Lindl. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Jeff Hapeman

Jason J. Husveth

Kitty Kohout

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Orchidaceae
Liparis liliifolia (L.) Rich. ex Lindl.
brown wide-lip orchid, large twayblade, lily-leaved twayblade, mauve sleekwort, purple twayblade
Liparis: from liparos for "fat" or "shining," referring to the smooth leaves
liliifolia: from lilium for lily; i a botanical latin connector; folia for leaf
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-10" tall forb, with a single stem
Flower: 6-parted, lip 1/3"-1/2" long, pale purple with obvious purple veins, sepals and petals greenish-purple; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of 5-30 stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Leaf:basal, oval to elliptical, shiny
Habitat: dry; successional woods, pine plantations; in rich soil
Notes: moving northward

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Flora of North America (off site)
Leptorchis liliifolia (L.) Kuntze
Liparis liliifolia (L.) Rich. ex Lindl. f. viridiflora Wadmond
Malaxis correana W.P.C.Barton
Malaxis liliifolia (L.) Sw.
Malaxis longifolia W.P.C.Barton
Ophrys liliifolia L.
Ophrys trifolia Walter

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