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Malaxis bayardii

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

Scientific Name:

Malaxis bayardii

Common Name:

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

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“Dry, open, upland forests, shale barrens; rare…mostly in the mountains.” Weakley 2015

State Rank:

SH - 0? Extant Populations - Of historical occurence in NC, perhaps not having been verified in the past 20 years, and suspected to be still extant (*)

State Status:

SR - Significantly Rare (*)

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