Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1951

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in a wide variety of habitats, esp relatively well-drained woodlands and fields, sandhills, dry hammocks, dry pine flatwoods, 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 tuberosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes tuberosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-12-003:
Spiranthes grayi   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Ladies'-tresses, Little Pearl-twist