Common Twayblade

Common Twayblade Neottia ovata (L.) Bluff & Fingerh.



I have seen just one flowering spike of this species beside the lake, which was shown to me by a lady from a Bristol Naturalist's group who noticed it during a bird walk on 27th May 2008 at Long Bay. I went back to photograph it on 1st June and made precise notes of its whereabouts. I will endeavour to find said photograph and notes and put them into the species account. I have not seen it since, despite searching for it most years. It is not infrequent on the Mendips, so it could quite easily turn up again, most likely in woodland, rather than grassland where the specimen detailed above was found.

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. BSBI Distribution Maps
  2. Green, I.P., Higgins, R.J., Kitchen, C. & Kitchen, M.A.R. The Flora of the Bristol Region. 2000. Bristol Environmental Records Centre.
  3. White, J.W.W. The Flora of Bristol. 1912. Reprinted in 1972 by Chatford House Press Ltd. Bristol.

Updated 7 December, 2016