plant-banner1

Plant Details

Isotria verticillata

Large Whorled Pogonia, Large Five-fingers

Scientific Name:

Isotria verticillata

Genus:

Isotria

Species Epithet:

verticillata

Common Name:

Large Whorled Pogonia, Large Five-fingers

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow, Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

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:

S2: Imperiled, S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

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

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program NC Rank: S2S3.

Blooming Plant

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



Permalink - (right click to save this page to your bookmarks)

<<< PREVIOUS

NEXT >>>

back to top
go to plant details search
go to plant images search
go to gallery home
back to Initial i Gallery
back to orchids
back to Carnivorous Plants
back to Trilliums