(last page)Neottia, pesäjuuret

There are many more colourful species in this genus (which I don´t know any better - I beliewe this is mainly an Asia genus), but the only European species is dull brown in colour, having only very little clorophyll in its leaves. In fact, if N. nidus-avis would assimilate, it would loos more energy than it would get. The leaves are tiny, shealding the stem. 

Because N. nidus-avis has no relatives in Finland, I won´t write more to here, please go forward to the description of N. nidus-avis

1: nidus-avis - pesäjuuri 

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