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Plant Details

Liparis loeselii

Fen Orchid, Loesel's Twayblade, Bog Twayblade, Yellow Wide-lip Orchid

Scientific Name:

Liparis loeselii

Common Name:

Fen Orchid, Loesel's Twayblade, Bog Twayblade, Yellow Wide-lip Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

yellowish green

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

sub-hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Seepages at moderate to high elevations in the mountains, mucky bay swamps (dominated by Persea palustris and Magnolia virginiana) at about sea level on the Outer Banks, wet meadows, and other moist, seepy habitats, especially over mafic or
calcareous rocks per Weakley

State Rank:

S1 - 1-5 Extant Populations - Critically imperiled in NC because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extirpation (local extinction) from NC (*)

State Status:

C - Candidate (*)

Blooming Plant

image

© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

image

David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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