Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2141

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in swamps, second terraces in floodplain forests, wet woods under Rhododendron maximum, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pinkish/ Purplish-green
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):
Listera australis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Listera australis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-04-003:
Listera australis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Neottia bifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ophrys australis

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Twayblade