Liparis loeselii (L.) Rich.
Common Name: GREEN TWAYBLADE, FEN ORCHID, LOESEL'S TWAYBLADE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

An inconspicuous orchid, usually distinctly yellow-green throughout and generally ± hidden in grasses and sedges of fens (open mat to older tamarack and cedar swamps), marshy shores, beach pools and interdunal swales, marly flats, roadside excavations, ditches, springs and stream beds.

Self pollinating and thus almost always setting a full complement of seed capsules, unlike Liparis liliifolia.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Mason County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1817.