Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2728

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in sunny seepage over amphibolite or other basic rock, moist banks and shores, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer
White (with yellow or orange-yellow lip & greenish "V")
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 lucida   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes lucida   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Shining Ladies'-tresses