OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Corallorhiza odontorhiza   FAMILY Orchidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Corallorhiza odontorhiza +   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-20-002:
Corallorhiza odontorhiza   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Corallorrhiza odontorhiza

 

COMMON NAME:
Autumn Coralroot


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image of Corallorhiza odontorhiza, Autumn Coralroot

Jim Fowler    jafcoralodo_group2030927

September    Greenville County    SC

Small purplish-green flowers open only slightly and have a spotted white lip, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Corallorhiza odontorhiza, Autumn Coralroot

Jim Fowler    jafcoralodon_group030927

September    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Corallorhiza odontorhiza   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Corallorhiza odontorhiza +   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-20-002:
Corallorhiza odontorhiza   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Corallorrhiza odontorhiza

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA & NC Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Mesic to dry forests, especially under oaks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
None

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-white & purplish-green
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/Fall
Capsule

 

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