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Plant Details

Isotria medeoloides

Small Whorled Pogonia, Little Five-leaves

Scientific Name:

Isotria medeoloides

Common Name:

Small Whorled Pogonia, Little Five-leaves

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Size in Feet:

.75

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic, sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Acidic mesic to dry-mesic forests, in the mountains and upper Piedmont usually with Pinus strobus (Weakley 2015). Rare throughout NC.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

T - Threatened (*)

Blooming Plant

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© David R. McAdoo

Double Flower

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© David R. McAdoo

Close up

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David McAdoo

Plant with old seed pods

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Rare throughout the state, this species is listed by by the NC Natural Heritage Program as Threatened; it is also a Federally Threatened plant. Global Rank: G2?
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