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Platanthera flava var. flava [= Habenaria flava var. flava]

Southern Rein Orchid, Palegreen Orchid, Southern Gypsy-spike

Scientific Name:

Platanthera flava var. flava [= Habenaria flava var. flava]

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

flava

Common Name:

Southern Rein Orchid, Palegreen Orchid, Southern Gypsy-spike

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, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

“Shaded wet places, such as swampy forests” (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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