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Plant Details

Platanthera ciliaris [= Habenaria ciliaris]

Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid, Orange Plume, Bobwhite's-mocassin, Owl's-head

Scientific Name:

Platanthera ciliaris [= Habenaria ciliaris]

Common Name:

Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid, Orange Plume, Bobwhite's-mocassin, Owl's-head

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow or Orange

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

sun

Soil Moisture:

sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

“Savannas, moist roadbanks, meadows, pastures, bogs” (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Coastal Plain, rare in 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 (*)

Notes:

"Widespread in e. North America, P. ciliaris probably our most common and least habitat-specific Platanthera." Weakley 2007

Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Buds

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David McAdoo

Another Close up

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David McAdoo

Spent Blooms

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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