Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


623

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it in moist forests, usually under conifers and rhododendrons, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal rosette or low alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/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:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Goodyera repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Goodyera repens   FAMILY Orchidaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-13-002:
Goodyera repens var. ophioides   FAMILY Orchidaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Peramium ophioides

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Rattlesnake Orchid, Lesser Rattlesnake-orchid