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Plant Details

Isotria verticillata

Large Whorled Pogonia, Large Five-fingers

Scientific Name:

Isotria verticillata

Common Name:

Large Whorled Pogonia, Large Five-fingers

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Size in Feet:

To 2

Light:

Part-sun

Bloom Time:

April - May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Acidic, mesic to dry forests (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Mountains and Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled, S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program NC Rank: S2S3.

Blooming Plant

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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