Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2156

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Look for it in savannas, swamps, bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal (when present)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (marked with 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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Spiranthes praecox   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes praecox   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-12-006:
Spiranthes praecox   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ibidium praecox

 

COMMON NAME:
Grass-leaved Ladies'-tresses, Giant Ladies'-tresses