Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2137

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in wet pine flatwoods, moist hardwood hammocks, Altamaha Grit outcrops, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, with bracts upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-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
Raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-005:
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Habenaria quinqueseta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Habenaria quinqueseta

 

COMMON NAME:
Michaux's Orchid, Long-horned Habenaria