Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Medeola Linnaeus. Indian Cucumber-root.

A monotypic genus, an herb of eastern North America.

ID notes: Medeola is sometimes mistaken (when sterile) for Isotria; Medeola has a wiry stem, floccose-pubescent, Isotria a fleshy, glabrous stem.

Ref: Tamura In Kubitzki (1998a); Utech (2002a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002a). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Medeola virginiana, Mt. Oglethorpe Range, Pickens County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source