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Malaxis bayardii

Appalachian Adder's-mouth, Bayard's Adder's-mouth Orchid

Scientific Name:

Malaxis bayardii

Genus:

Malaxis

Species Epithet:

bayardii

Common Name:

Appalachian Adder's-mouth, Bayard's Adder's-mouth Orchid

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow, Green

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry, open, upland forests, shale barren (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G1 - Critically imperiled, G2 - Imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

SR-T: Significantly Rare: Throughout (*Key)

Federal Status:

FSC - Federal Special Concern (*Key)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G1G2

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