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Plant Details

Platanthera x bicolor {P. blephariglottis x P. ciliaris} [= Habenaria x bicolor]

Bicolor Bog Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera x bicolor {P. blephariglottis x P. ciliaris} [= Habenaria x bicolor]

Common Name:

Bicolor Bog Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow & White

Light:

Sun

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

“This hybrid is rather common in the Coastal Plain, and can sometimes be found by the hundreds where both parents are abundant.” Weakley 2007. Found in seepages, sandhill-pocosin ecotones/savannas, bogs, moist roadsides (habitats of the 2 parent species (Weakley 2015).

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Common Name derived from ITIS database.
Other databases list no common name.
Weakley (2015) notes: "Hybrids are frequent and are not keyed; they are generally intermediate in characters and are generally found in mixed populations of the two parents."

Blooming Plant

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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