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Aplectrum hyemale

Common Name(s):
Puttyroot
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Summer
Height:
10-20 in.
Foliage:
Single, oval, basal leaf with white veins appears in fall and disappears after flowering; 4 to 6 in. long
Flower:
Loose cluster of 8 to 20 greenish-purple (sometimes yellow or white with purple tinge) flowers with two lips on 1- to 2-foot slender, leafless stalk; lower lip is white with purple spots, small lobe on each side and wavy in front
Site:
Rich woods, swamps
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2478

Aplectrum hyemale Aplectrum hyemale
Fritz-Flohr-Reynolds, CC BY-ND-2.0
Aplectrum hyemale Aplectrum hyemale
Kristen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Aplectrum hyemale Aplectrum hyemale
NC Orchid, CC BY-NC-2.0
Aplectrum hyemale Aplectrum hyemale
dbarronoss, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0