Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2158

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Look for it in savannas, bogs, marshes, fairly dry fields, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellowish/Often 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/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes vernalis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-12-007:
Spiranthes vernalis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Ladies'-tresses