Photographer: R.K. Kupfer
Listera convallarioides (Sw.) Elliott
Listera: after Martin Lister (1638-1711), an English naturalist
convallarioides: resembling genus Convallaria, lily-of-the-valley, from the Latin convallis, "a valley"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; stems smooth below, mostly fuzzy above the leaves; succulent|
|Flower: ||greenish, 6-parted; lip 1/4"-2/5" long, translucent, narrow base, tip divided into 2 shallow, rounded lobes; inflorescence a 3/4"-4 1/2" loose, terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme) with up to 20 stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||single pair, opposite, stalkless, near the middle of the stem, broadly oval 1"-2 1/4" long|
|Habitat: ||deep shade; moist; ravines in mixed or coniferous woods; in rich soil|