Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


673

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, such as diabase, gabbro, calcareous siltstone, and dolomite (though sometimes in distinctly acid situations), shell middens, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple - sheathing, scale-like

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-brown with brownish streaks and a purplish lip
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/Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hexalectris spicata var. spicata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexalectris spicata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-19-001:
Hexalectris spicata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Crested Coralroot, Spiked Crested Coralroot, Brunetta