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Plant Details

Platanthera orbiculata [= Habenaria orbiculata]

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

Scientific Name:

Platanthera orbiculata [= Habenaria orbiculata]

Common Name:

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

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains- Mountainsountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Blooming Plant

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Close up

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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