Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA-SC Piedmont)

Look for it in rich mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal: a solitary leaf

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green with purplish-brown tips
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aplectrum hyemale   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aplectrum hyemale   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-18-001:
Aplectrum hyemale   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Puttyroot, Adam-and-Eve