Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2132

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Magenta
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:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-09-001:
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa