Listera australis Lindl. - Southern Twayblade
Family - Orchidaceae
Flowering - March - April.
Habitat - Wet hammocks, pine flatwoods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This little species of orchid can be found scattered throughout much of Alabama but is rarely seen. The plant is considered to be fairly rare but may be more common than is assumed. Its small size and brownish color make it difficult to see in the field.
Photographs taken off Wire Road, Macon County, AL., 4-3-05.