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Platanthera orbiculata [= Habenaria orbiculata]

Large Round-leaved Orchid, Dinner-plate Orchid, Lesser roundleaved orchid, Roundleaf Rein Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera orbiculata [= Habenaria orbiculata]

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

orbiculata

Common Name:

Large Round-leaved Orchid, Dinner-plate Orchid, Lesser roundleaved orchid, Roundleaf Rein 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, Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“Moist hardwood forests and seeps, especially over amphibolite” (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare in Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

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

Blooming Plant

image

© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

image

© David R. McAdoo

Close up

image

David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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