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Plant Details

Platanthera conspicua [= Platanthera blephariglottis var. conspicua; Habenaria blephariglottis var. conspicua]]

Large White Fringed Orchid, White-fringed Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera conspicua [= Platanthera blephariglottis var. conspicua; Habenaria blephariglottis var. conspicua]]

Common Name:

Large White Fringed Orchid, White-fringed Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

sun

Soil Moisture:

Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Coast, rare Mountains

Habitat Description:

Seepages, sandhill-pocosin ecotones (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain.

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:

Platanthera conspicua has been split from P. blephariglottis.

Blooming Plants

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© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Bloom

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© David R. McAdoo

Buds

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David McAdoo

Opening Blooms

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David McAdoo

More Blooms

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David McAdoo

Full bloom

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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