Malaxis bayardii Fernald 1936 Photo by Jen Modiszewski and The North American Orchid Conservation Center Website

Deep Shade Cold

Common Name Bayard's Malaxis - Bayard's Adders Mouth

Flower Size

Found in Nova Scotia Canada, Vermont, Rhode Island, Conneticutt, Massachusets, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio,West Virginia, Virginea, North and south Carolina USA in dry woodlands, meadows, shrublands and thickets as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying one or rarely two erect, green, glossy, half way up its stem. ovate-elliptic, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a cylindrical, racemose, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, to 70 flowered inflorescence carrying successively opening, resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Malaxis bayardii f. kelloggiae P.M.Br. 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993;