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Malaxis unifolia

Green Adder's-mouth, Green Adder's Mouth

Scientific Name:

Malaxis unifolia

Genus:

Malaxis

Species Epithet:

unifolia

Common Name:

Green Adder's-mouth, Green Adder's Mouth

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bogs, moist forested slopes, in the Sandhills in longleaf-oak-hickory forests, often rooted in moss (Weakley 2015). Uncommon throughout NC.

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

Budding Plant

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Tom Harville's garden
© Tom Harville

Blooming Plant

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooming Plant with Hand

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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