Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2133

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic

Look for it in moist to fairly dry meadows, dry ridgetops under pines (where seasonally moist), per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Corolla mostly white (pinkish) /Sepals brownish-maroon
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
Corolla tubular, 3 petals, the two lateral similar & 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 (5/21/15):
Cleistesiopsis bifaria   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cleistes bifaria   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-08-001?:
Cleistes divaricata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Cleistes divaricata var. bifaria

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Small Spreading Pogonia, Smaller Rosebud Orchid, Upland Spreading Pogonia