Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2001

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA, SC)

Look for it in shaded swamps, wet slopes, nearly always beneath Rhododendron maximum, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellowish/ Greenish
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
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Listera smallii   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Listera smallii   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-04-001:
Listera smallii   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Neottia smallii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ophrys smallii

 

COMMON NAME:
Kidneyleaf Twayblade, Appalachian Twayblade, Small's Twayblade