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Listera australis (Southern twayblade)
Cressler, Alan

Listera australis

Listera australis Lindl.

Southern Twayblade

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Neottia australis, Ophrys australis

USDA Symbol: liau3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

14 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowering in Florida in January.


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT
Canada: NB , NS , ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1277 Collected 2009-06-13 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

USDA: Find Listera australis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Listera australis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Listera australis


Record Modified: 2015-04-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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