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Plant Details

Platanthera nivea [= Habenaria nivea]

Snowy Orchid, Bog-spike, Frog Spear, Bog Torch, White Frog Arrow, White Rein Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera nivea [= Habenaria nivea]

Common Name:

Snowy Orchid, Bog-spike, Frog Spear, Bog Torch, White Frog Arrow, White Rein Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Wet savannas…Essentially a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic (Weakley 2015). Rare in the NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

SH: Historical (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Blooming Roadside

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooming Plants

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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