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Orchidaceae > Malaxis (adders-mouth orchid)

Green Adders-mouth Orchid (Malaxis unifolia) Green Adders-mouth Orchid (Malaxis unifolia)
Buncombe Co., NC
26 June 2004

Uncommon in the NC mountains and rare elsewhere, this tiny orchid grows in various (usually moist) habitats.

Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; Alan Weakley's Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Supplemental resources include USDA plants website, and NatureServe.

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