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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]]

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

conspicua

Common Name:

Large White Fringed Orchid, White-fringed Orchid

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

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

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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