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Plant Details

Listera australis

Southern Twayblade

Scientific Name:

Listera australis

Common Name:

Southern Twayblade

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

reddish purple

Size in Feet:

.8

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

sub hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

Apr - Jul

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Swamps, second terraces in floodplain forests, wet woods under Rhododendron maximum (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in the Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Mainly a Southeastern Coastal Plain species.

Blooming Plant

image

© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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