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Plant Details

Liparis liliifolia

Large Twayblade, Lily-Leaved Twayblade, Purple Twayblade, Mauve Sleekwort, Brown Widelip Orchid, Russet-witch

Scientific Name:

Liparis liliifolia

Common Name:

Large Twayblade, Lily-Leaved Twayblade, Purple Twayblade, Mauve Sleekwort, Brown Widelip Orchid, Russet-witch

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Mauve

Size in Feet:

.5

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:

S - State-wide, common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare on Coast

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, floodplains (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in the Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Common in the NC mountains, uncommon in the piedmont, rare in the coastal plain.

Plants in Bud and Bloom

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Formerly in Tom Harville's garden -
unfortunately they have since been eaten by voles. :-(
© Tom Harville

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Bulb

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Tom Harville

Emerging Plants

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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David McAdoo

Seed Pod

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Southeasternflora
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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