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Cleistesiopsis bifaria [= Cleistes bifaria]

Small Spreading Pogonia

Scientific Name:

Cleistesiopsis bifaria [= Cleistes bifaria]

Genus:

Cleistesiopsis

Species Epithet:

bifaria

Common Name:

Small Spreading Pogonia

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist to fairly dry meadows, dry ridge tops under pines (where seasonally moist).

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

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

Bloom

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Bloom

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David McAdoo

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Found in the mountains in Madison County!

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©2013 Don Barnett

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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