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Aplectrum hyemale (Adam and eve)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Aplectrum hyemale

Aplectrum hyemale (Muhl. ex Willd.) Torr.

Adam and Eve

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: APHY

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

The sticky consistency of the roots was used for mending broken crockery by early settlers.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: May

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Habitat: Forest

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Humus Enriched

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aplectrum hyemale in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aplectrum hyemale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aplectrum hyemale

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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