Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


846

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare (common in NC mountains)

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

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shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (2)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purple
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):
Liparis liliifolia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liparis liliifolia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-15-001:
Liparis lilifolia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Lily-leaved Twayblade, Large Twayblade, Mauve Sleekwort, Brown Wide-lip Orchid