Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2152

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in pond cypress depressions and savannas, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
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):
Spiranthes laciniata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes laciniata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-12-008:
Spiranthes laciniata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ibidium laciniatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Lace-lip Ladies'-tresses, Lace-lip Spiral Orchid


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image of Spiranthes laciniata

Jim Fowler    jafslaciniata_group1

June    Brantley County    GA

Plants 1-2' tall when in flower, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Spiranthes laciniata

Jim Fowler    jafslaciniata_group2

June    Brantley County    GA

With a pubescence of capitate hairs (vs. the pointed hairs of S. vernalis), per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Spiranthes laciniata

Jim Fowler    jafslaciniata_group3

June    Brantley County    GA

Flowers in a very loose spiral or sometimes secund, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Spiranthes laciniata

Keith Bradley    kab_s_laciniata_76188

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park