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

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Spiranthes magnicamporum, Great Plains Ladies'-tresses

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_magnicamporum_2

August        

image of Spiranthes magnicamporum, Great Plains Ladies'-tresses

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_magnicamporum_2_2

October        

image of Spiranthes magnicamporum, Great Plains Ladies'-tresses

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, Great Plains Ladies'-tresses

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.