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Adam and Eve orchid
Aplectrum hiemale
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aplectrum.JPG 20.01 K More notable for its foliage than its flowers, the Adam and Eve orchid sends up its attractive striped leaves in the autumn and they stay green all winter, taking advantage of the light while the forest trees are leafless. The single leaf withers in the spring just as the flowers emerge. The green and brown flowers, while attractive in their own regard, are hard to see against the litter of the forest floor.

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us aplectrum.gif 7.15 K Found mainly in the eastern half of the United States, they are listed as species of conservation concern in several New England states.


In Arkansas they are found mainly in the Ozarks and the Oachita Mountains.
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