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Plant Details

Malaxis spicata

Florida Adder's Mouth

Scientific Name:

Malaxis spicata

Common Name:

Florida Adder's Mouth

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Tan

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Coast, Mountains

Habitat Description:

Maritime swamp forests, calcareous but mucky swamps in the outer Coastal Plain, spring-fed swamps, wet hammocks.

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 (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - 100-1000 Extant Populations - Apparently secure in the world, with many occurrences (*)

State Status:

SC/T - Special Concern, Threatened (*)

Plant

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David McAdoo

Bloom

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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