Green Adder's-Mouth Orchid (Malaxis unifolia)

Green Adder's-Mouth Orchid (Malaxis Unifolia)
Credit: M. Hart del., J. Watts sc. | Edwards's Botanic..., volume 15 plate 1290(http://www.botanicus...) | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)

Malaxis Unifolia, or more commonly know as Green Adder's-Mouth Orchid, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Malaxis. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Malaxis Unifolia or Green Adder's-Mouth Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Malaxis
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (E) FL (E) IN (E) NH (T) NY (EV) RI (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (green adder's-mouth) FL (green adder's-mouth orchid) IN (green adder's-mouth) NH (green adder's-mouth) NY (green adder's-mouth) RI (green adder's mouth)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FAC+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FAC+) 3(FAC) 6(FAC)