Calflora
Taxon  Report   10959    
Listera banksiana  Lindl.
Northwest twayblade
Listera banksiana
© 2008 Norman Jensen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Listera banksiana
© 2014 Barry Rice
Listera banksiana
© 2017 Barry Rice
Listera banksiana, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Listera banksiana
© 2010 Keir Morse
Family: ORCHIDACEAE  
Genus: Listera
Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Listera caurina

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Listera caurina
More information about  Listera banksiana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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