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Default Northwestern Twayblade

Listera banksiana (caurina) is common in the northwest, but this is a rare three-leaved form.



Native Orchids of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies: Two Twayblades, a Coralroot and a Bog Orchid at Lake Elizabeth.
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Looks like a delicate flower....yes the third leaf is quite rare like finding a four leafed clover
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Thanks, Bud. It is quite delicate, but also rather nondescript. Most people would not even see it.
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Nice find! You have an uncanny knack for finding rare flora.
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Thanks, Tindo. We do a lot of looking and eventually it pays off.
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Very cool!
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Many thanks, Sonya.
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Here's a close-up of the flower.

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What a beauty!
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It is, isn't it, Tindo. This is one of the reasons I like macro work. There is a whole world of beauty that passes unnoticed because it's so small.
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