Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2727

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in clearings, openings, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
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:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Spiranthes lacera var. lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes lacera var. lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Spiranthes gracilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Slender Ladies'-tresses