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Dactylorhiza viridis [= Coeloglossum viride var. virescens, Habenaria viridis var. bracteata]

Long-bracted Frog Orchid, Frog Orchid

Scientific Name:

Dactylorhiza viridis [= Coeloglossum viride var. virescens, Habenaria viridis var. bracteata]

Genus:

Dactylorhiza

Species Epithet:

viridis

Common Name:

Long-bracted Frog Orchid, Frog Orchid

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):

Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Moist woods. Rare in NC Mountains.

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:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*Key)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G5T5

Blooming Plant

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Closeup of Blooms

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A closer look

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An even closer look!

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The full plant

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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