Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2729

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in grassy barrens and glades over limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Off-white
Bisexual
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/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spiranthes magnicamporum   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Great Plains Ladies'-tresses


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image of Spiranthes magnicamporum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_magnicamporum_2

August        

image of Spiranthes magnicamporum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_magnicamporum_2_2

October        

image of Spiranthes magnicamporum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_magnicamporum_3_2

October        

Lip oval, without the dilation seen in S. cernua, its center pale yellow, per Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

image of Spiranthes magnicamporum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_magnicamporum2

October        

Lateral sepals usually separate from other flower parts, curving in and up, per Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.