Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


907

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bogs, moist forested slopes, in the Sandhills in longleaf-oak-hickory forests, often rooted in moss, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
A solitary stem leaf

FLOWER:
Summer
Green/ Greenish
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
Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Malaxis unifolia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malaxis unifolia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-14-002:
Malaxis unifolia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Malaxis unifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Malaxis unifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Adder's-mouth Orchid