Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


628

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in seepages, bogs, swamps, other wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
1(2) leaves low on the stem

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-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
Raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Platanthera clavellata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera clavellata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-011:
Habenaria clavellata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gymnadeniopsis clavellata

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Green Wood Orchid, Club-spur Orchid, Woodland Orchid, Streamhead Orchid