Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2723

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in dry, open, upland forests, shale barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
A solitary stem leaf

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Green/ Greenish
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
Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Malaxis bayardii   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malaxis bayardii   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-14-002?:
Malaxis unifolia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Malaxis unifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Malaxis bayardii

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Adder's-mouth Orchid