Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2730

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in swamp forests, mesic ravines, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Fall
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:
Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

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

LESS THAN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Spiranthes ovalis

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ibidium ovale

 

COMMON NAME:
Oval Ladies'-tresses