Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2132

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Magenta
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):
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-09-001:
Arethusa bulbosa   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog-rose, Dragon's-mouth, Arethusa


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image of Arethusa bulbosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arbu_001_lvd

        

image of Arethusa bulbosa

Jim Fowler    jafarethusa_group040615

June        ME

Petals and sepals generally point upward; lip curls downward like a tongue, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Arethusa bulbosa

Jim Fowler    jafarethusa_single040615

June        ME

Lip usually white or pink with deep purple markings & a yellow-orange area, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.