Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2116

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in fields, meadows, pastures, woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White (with green stripe)
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 lacera var. gracilis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes lacera var. gracilis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-12-004a:
Spiranthes gracilis var. gracilis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Spiranthes gracilis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Slender Ladies'-tresses