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Plant Details

Hexalectris spicata

Crested Coralroot, Crested Coral-root, Brunetta

Scientific Name:

Hexalectris spicata

Common Name:

Crested Coralroot, Crested Coral-root, Brunetta

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Yellowish

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August

Bloom Area:

Statewide

Habitat Description:

Dry forests and woodlands, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks, such as diabase, gabbro, calcareous siltstone, and dolomite (though sometimes in distinctly acid situations), shell middens (Weakley 2015). Rare throughout North Carolina.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Saprophytic.

Closeup of Bloom

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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