There are couple dozen species in the genus Listera, a terrestrial genus which is a member of the family Orchidaceae in the northern and southern hemispheres with several occurring in North America.
Listera australis is a winter spring ephemeral species found west to Texas and northwest to Arkansas, southeast to Florida and northeast to North Carolina. This terrestrial species, with a fleshy root system, blooms from late December to March depending on the latitude, altitude, and season in the areas where the species occurs. These specimens are in Gadsden County, Florida. Photos by Alani Davis.