Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1456

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in bogs, swamps, ditches, usually in acidic, sphagnous situations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
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:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Spiranthes cernua   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes cernua   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-12-002a:
Spiranthes cernua var. cernua   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ibidium cernuum

 

COMMON NAME:
Nodding Ladies'-tresses