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Aplectrum hyemale (Muhlenberg ex Willdenow) Torrey. Puttyroot, Adam-and-Eve. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Rich, mesic forests. Dist: QC and MN, south to SC, GA, n. AL, AR, and OK. We find no documentation for a report for s. AL (Conecuh County) (Kartesz 2022).

ID notes:Aplectrum leaf blades are narrowly elliptic, 10-20 cm long, the blade > 2x as long as wide, tapering to both ends, and notably plicate along the very prominent, white, cartilaginous veins (vs. Tipularia, with leaf blades ovate, < 10 cm long, < 2x as long as wide, truncate to cordate at the base, acute-apiculate at the apex, and not notably plicate along the veins).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA26, G, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Va, W, Correll (1950), Luer (1975)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily: 2

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