|Scientific Name||Neottia cordata (Listera cordata)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LICO6|
|Common Name||Heartleaf Twayblade||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||894826|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to subalpine (8500 to 11500 ft.); moist, shady places in woodlands, wetlands and streamsides.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 12 inches tall, but normally less than 6.
Leaves: Two shiny green opposite ovate-cordate or deltate leaves mid-stem, each from less than 1/2 to about 1-1/2 inches across.
Inflorescence: Several to many small yellow-green to green or reddish-purple orchid flowers in a terminal raceme 1 to 4 inches long; each flower about 1/8-inch across with 6 tepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, North American Orchid Conservation Center and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County