Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


767

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon to rare in GA, NC, SC

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

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shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish /Purplish-brown
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
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Isotria verticillata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isotria verticillata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-06-001:
Isotria verticillata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Pogonia verticillata

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Whorled Pogonia, Larger Five-leaves