Liparis liliifolia (L.) Rich. ex Lindl.  
Family: Orchidaceae
brown wide-lip orchid, large twayblade, lily-leaved twayblade, mauve sleekwort, purple twayblade
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Liparis: from liparos for "fat" or "shining," referring to the smooth leaves
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-10" tall forb, with a single stem
Leaves: basal, oval to elliptical, shiny
Flowers: 6-parted, lip 1/3"-1/2" long, pale purple with obvious purple veins, sepals and petals greenish-purple; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of 5-30 stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Habitat: dry; successional woods, pine plantations; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Kitty Kohout  
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Jason J. Husveth  
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Jeff Hapeman  
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