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Platanthera integra [ = Habenaria integra]

Golden Fringeless Orchid, Yellow Fringeless Orchid, Golden Frog Arrow

Scientific Name:

Platanthera integra [ = Habenaria integra]

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

integra

Common Name:

Golden Fringeless Orchid, Yellow Fringeless Orchid, Golden Frog Arrow

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Orange, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

“Savannas in the Coastal Plain, bogs in the Mountains and Piedmont…Essentially endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain…” (Weakley 2015). Rare throughout NC.

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

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled, G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G3G4

Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Another Bloom spike

image

David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Southeasternflora


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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