Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Listera cordata -- (Heart-leaf Twayblade)

presented by Susan McDougall

Listera cordata

The smallest of the twayblades, this species is quite common in low to middle elevation forests throughout the Park. The flower has a long, forked "lip", a distinguishing field mark. The leaves are heart-shaped and borne opposite on the stem; the common name is derived from this feature.

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7386, -121.9137, 2048
Date: April 29, 2014
Listera cordata

Although most plants have greenish leaves, some are reddish, as seen in this photo taken at Longmire.

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7421, -121.8133, 2662
Date: July 10, 2014

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