Malaxis monophyllos
Family: Orchidaceae
North American white adder's-mouth,  more...
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Malaxis: from the Greek for "soft" from the texture of the leaves
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-10" tall forb; stems naked between leaves and inflorescence
Leaves: one above the base of the stem, clasping with sheath going to the base of the stem
Flowers: greenish to white, 6-parted, 1/8"-1/5" wide, not upside down; lip not bearded, narrowly pointed, not split; inflorescence very narrow, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers
Habitat: damp; woods, bogs, calcareous swamps
Conservation Status: Native
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
R.K. Kupfer  
Malaxis monophyllos image
R.K. Kupfer  
Malaxis monophyllos image
Kurt Stüber  
Malaxis monophyllos image
Kenneth J. Sytsma  
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image
Malaxis monophyllos image