Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
None

FLOWER:
Spring
Light brown/ Dark reddish-brown occasionally yellowish
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:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Corallorhiza wisteriana   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-20-003:
Corallorhiza wisteriana   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Coralroot, Wister's Coralroot


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cowi2_001_lvd

        

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Jim Fowler    jafcorallorhizaw_4040208

February    Marion County    FL

Lip bright white and usually dotted with vivid magenta-purple spots, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: The Story.

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Jim Fowler    jafcoralwist_group040208

February    Marion County    FL

Usually in small colonies of 2-12 stems, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_236

March    Grady County    GA

Wolf Creek Preserve

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Mark A. Musselman    mam_coralroot032710

March    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

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Mark A. Musselman    mam_coralroot032710c

March    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

The lips resemble little tongues hanging from each open flower, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: The Story.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_wisteriana_2

May        

Stem yellowish-brown to purplish partly because the plant lacks chlorophyll, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.