Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
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April Levy County FL
The tiny flowers are only 1/6" long, bright white with a green spot on lip, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA
White (with green spot)
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
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