Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1457

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA, rare in SC Mountains)

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomland forests, hammocks, ravine forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
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 ovalis var. erostellata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-12-001:
Spiranthes ovalis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ibidium ovale

 

COMMON NAME:
Lesser Ladies'-tresses, Oval Ladies'-tresses