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Liparis loeselii

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

Scientific Name:

Liparis loeselii

Genus:

Liparis

Species Epithet:

loeselii

Common Name:

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

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow, Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Coastal Plain

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 (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains and Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*Key)

Notes:

Rare in North Carolina

Blooming Plant

image

© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

image

David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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