OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Spiranthes brevilabris   FAMILY Orchidaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes brevilabris   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Spiranthes gracilis var. brevilabris

 

COMMON NAME:
Short-lipped Ladies'-tresses, Texas Ladies'-tresses


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Spiranthes brevilabris   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes brevilabris   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Spiranthes gracilis var. brevilabris

 

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2726

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: pine savannas and flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-cream/ Pale greenish-yellow
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
Capsule

 

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