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Listera cordata (L.) R. Br.
heartleaf twayblade

General Information
Symbol: LICO6
Group: Monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   N
GL   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
NECO12 Neottia cordata (L.) Rich.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Orchidales
Family Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Genus Listera R. Br. – twayblade
Species Listera cordata (L.) R. Br. – heartleaf twayblade

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Listera cordata . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Heartleaf Twayblade
Endangered, Extirpated
heartleaf twayblade
New Hampshire
heart-leaved twayblade
New Jersey
Heartleaf Twayblade
New York
Heartleaf Twayblade
Exploitably Vulnerable
Heartleaf Twayblade
Presumed Extirpated
heart-leaved twayblade
Rhode Island
heartleaf twayblade

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


NECO12  Neottia cordata (L.) Rich.

North America
Alaska FACU
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover