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Plant Details

Listera smallii

Appalachian Twayblade, Small's Twayblade, Kidneyleaf Twayblade

Scientific Name:

Listera smallii

Common Name:

Appalachian Twayblade, Small's Twayblade, Kidneyleaf Twayblade

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, green, brown

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

Wet(*)

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Shaded swamps, wet slopes, nearly always beneath Rhododendron maximum (Weakley 2015).

State Status:

W - Watch List (*)

Notes:

Uncommon; a Southern and Central Appalachian endemic (Weakley 2015).

Blooming Plant

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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