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Platanthera clavellata [= Habenaria clavellata]

Small Green Wood Orchid, Small Woodland Orchid, Little Club-spur Bog Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera clavellata [= Habenaria clavellata]

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

clavellata

Common Name:

Small Green Wood Orchid, Small Woodland Orchid, Little Club-spur Bog 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):

Yellow, Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

“Seepages, bogs, swamps, other wet places.” (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Blooming Plant

image

© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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