Malaxis monophyllos
(White Adder's Mouth)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: White Adder's Mouth, White Adder's Mouth Orchid
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - July
    Status: Native

Malaxis monophyllos, or White Adder's Mouth, is native only to the notheastern and Great Lakes region of the US, as well as a disjunct population in California and Utah, and it is rare in most of those places. It is a perennial, that grows in marly bogs and fens, often in groups of just a few plants. It blooms in mid summer with greenish flowers on tall stalks.

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