Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Aplectrum hyemale (Muhl. ex Willd.) Torr. image
Photographer: R.K. Kupfer           

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Arthur Meeks

Derek Anderson

Hugh H. Iltis

Jeff Hapeman

Jeff Hapeman

R.K. Kupfer

R.K. Kupfer

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Orchidaceae
Aplectrum hyemale (Muhl. ex Willd.) Torr.
Adam-and-Eve, putty-root
Aplectrum: Greek a for privative and plectron for "a spur;" meaning "lack of spur"
hyemale: of the winter, flowering in winter
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb; usually with 2 connecting bulbs, the derivation of the common name "Adam-and-Eve"
Flower: purplish, 6-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long; lip white with purple markings; inflorescence 7-15 stalked flowers in a loose, terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme); blooms May-June
Leaf:basal, erect, elliptical, 6" long by 1 1/2" wide, the base covering the stem, gray-green with whitish veins, withered-looking, appear in the autumn and grow throughout the winter then die when flowering in the spring
Habitat: moderate moisture; deciduous woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Aplectrum spicatum Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Cymbidium hyemale Muhl. ex Willd.

         
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