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


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image of Liparis liliifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lili3_001_lvd

        

image of Liparis liliifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_liparis_liliifolia

May        

Flowers in a leafless raceme to 12" tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Liparis liliifolia

Tim Spira    tpslliliifolia2

May        

image of Liparis liliifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120728_003

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Leaves 2, basal, keel-like on lower surface, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Liparis liliifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0508b_01

August    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Fruits are ellipsoid capsules to 0.6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.