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Plant Details

Aplectrum hyemale

Puttyroot, Adam & Eve

Scientific Name:

Aplectrum hyemale

Common Name:

Puttyroot, Adam & Eve

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Size in Feet:

bloom to 1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic, Sub-hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

State Rank:

S4 - 100-1000 Extant Populations - Apparently secure in NC, with many occurrences (*)

Notes:

The leaves, typically one or two, appear in November and die back around March. The bloom stalk then appears in May - June.

Entire Plant

Note new bloom stalk, last year's bloom stalk and dead leaves

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D McAdoo

Blooms

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D McAdoo

Blooms

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Jennette Lundy

Old Seed Pods

February 2008

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Tom Harville

Leaf

December 2004

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Tom Harville

Note the narrow white striping

The "Adam" bulb with the leaf and the "eve" bulb

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Seed Pod

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Martha Baskin
Natahala, NC

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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