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

Tubercled Rein Orchid, Northern Gypsy-spike, Northern Green Orchid

Scientific Name:

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

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

flava

Common Name:

Tubercled Rein Orchid, Northern Gypsy-spike, Northern Green 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):

White, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“Bogs, seepages; rare…Var. herbiola is more northern, widespread in ne. North America, south (in the mountains and upper Piedmont) to NC.” (Weakley 2007). Rare in NC Mountains and 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:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S?: Uncertain (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section), G_Q: Questionable Taxonomy (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*Key)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program NC Rank: S1?; Global Rank: G4?T4Q

Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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