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Malaxis bayardii

Malaxis bayardii Fernald

Bayard's Adder's-mouth Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)


USDA Symbol: MABA6

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CT , MA , NC , NJ , NY , PA , RI , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NS

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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