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Plant Details

Galearis spectabilis [= Orchis spectabilis]

Showy Orchis

Scientific Name:

Galearis spectabilis [= Orchis spectabilis]

Common Name:

Showy Orchis

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Lavender

Size in Feet:

.5 to 1

Light:

Part-sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich, deciduous forests, most typically over calcareous or mafic rocks (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

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 (*)

Closeup of Blooms

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Max Patch, 2004

Plants in Bloom

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Max Patch, 2001

Plant in Full Bloom

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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