Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2140

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in moist forests, in the mountains and upper Piedmont usually with Pinus strobus, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5-6

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green/ 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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Isotria medeoloides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isotria medeoloides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-06-002:
Isotria medeoloides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Pogonia affinis

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Whorled Pogonia, Little Five-leaves