puttyroot

(Aplectrum hyemale)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

puttyroot

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FAC - Facultative

Midwest

FAC - Facultative

Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative

Nativity

Native

 
Occurrence

Uncommon

 
Habitat

Moderate moisture. Deciduous woods.

 
Flowering

May to June

     
Flower Color

Purplish

     
Height

12 to 24

     
 
Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.
 
Comments

 

 
Taxonomy

Family:

Orchidaceae (orchid)

 

Subfamily:

Epidendroideae

 

Tribe:

Calypsoeae

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

Adam and Eve

Adam-and-Eve

putty-root

puttyroot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Habitat

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Plant

  puttyroot   puttyroot
       
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Leaf

  puttyroot   puttyroot
       
  puttyroot   puttyroot
       
       

 

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  Aplectrum hyemale (Puttyroot)
Allen Chartier
 
  Amplectrum hyemale (Puttyroot)  
     
  Aplectrum hyemale
Joshua Mayer
 
  Aplectrum hyemale  
 
About

Adam and Eve orchid

 
     
  Putty-root Orchid Nature Walk
alchemist10101
 
   
 
About

Published on Jul 1, 2012

A clip of the Putty-root Orchid from a larger virtual nature walk video for my teaching portfolio.

Ms. L
Voice: Nureena
Photos/Images: TheInfamousJ

 
     

 

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  Putty Root Orchid (Aplectrum hyemale)
colong7034
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 2, 2014

Putty Root orchid (Aplectrum hyemale), also known as Adam-and-Eve orchid, is native to the eastern USA and Canada. The plant is called putty root because the tuber contains a sticky substance that was used to mend pots. The name Adam-and Eve comes from the observation that the tuber divides in two. The single striped leaf appears in the fall, persists through the winter, and usually disappears before the tiny flowers appear in late spring. Transylvania County, NC.

   
       
  Wild Orchid Putty Root
osmiling1
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 15, 2009

Wild Putty Root Orchid on a wild orchid tour with Wild Man.

   
       

 

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