Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading Orchids of the Francis Marion National Forest by Jim Fowler.
This odd orchid species has a wand-like aspect, with a naked stem reaching 3-4 feet tall on average; there is a cluster of very long, strap-like leaves at the base, with each leaf growing to 2 feet long. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Spiked Medusa, Crestless Plume Orchid, Smooth-lipped Eulophia, Non-crested Eulophia
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August-September Berkeley County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
One of the rarest orchids in our region, per Weakley's Flora (2012).