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Platanthera integrilabia [= Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia]

White Fringeless Orchid, Monkey-face Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera integrilabia [= Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia]

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

integrilabia

Common Name:

White Fringeless Orchid, Monkey-face 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:

Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Bogs, red maple-gum swamps, seeps and streambanks (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains.

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:

SH: Historical (*Key)

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled, G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

SC-H: Special Concern: Historical (*Key)

Federal Status:

T - Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G2G3

Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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