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  Malaxis unifolia Michx. image
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Scott A. Milburn
Family Orchidaceae
Malaxis unifolia Michx.
green adder's-mouth
Malaxis: from the Greek for "soft" from the texture of the leaves
unifolia: Latin for "one-leaf"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; stems naked between leaves and inflorescence
Flower: greenish, 6-parted, less than 1/8" wide, held upside-down; lip not bearded, deeply split at the tip; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) that elongates from a flat ball to a 1/4"-5" tall round-topped cylinder of stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:1 clasping leaf slightly above the stem base
Habitat: wet to damp; bogs, forests, clearings
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Achroanthes unifolia (Michx.) Raf.
Malaxis ophioglossoides Muhl. ex Willd.
Malaxis thlaspiformis A.Rich. & Galeotti
Malaxis unifolia Michx. f. bifolia Mousley
Malaxis unifolia Michx. f. unifolia
Microstylis grisebachiana Fawc. & Rendle
Microstylis unifolia (Michx.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

         
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