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Hexalectris spicata (Spiked crested coralroot)
McAdoo, David R.

Hexalectris spicata

Hexalectris spicata (Walter) Barnhart

Spiked crested coralroot

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: hesp3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NM , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Endangered/threatened status for Hexalectris spicata in Texas
November 17, 2007
I was wondering about the status of Crested Coralroot Orchid (Hexalectris spicata) in Texas. Over the years I have located several clumps of them growing on a ranch in southern Bell county. The mos...
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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU UPL UPL UPL UPL UPL
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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