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Platanthera shriveri [= Platanthera psychodes var. grandiflora]

Shriver’s Purple Fringed Orchid, Shriver’s Frilly Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera shriveri [= Platanthera psychodes var. grandiflora]

Genus:

Platanthera

Species Epithet:

shriveri

Common Name:

Shriver’s Purple Fringed Orchid, Shriver’s Frilly Orchid

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):

Purple

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Seepages, northern hardwoods forests, roadbanks (Weakey 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:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G1 - Critically imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

SR-T: Significantly Rare: Throughout (*Key)

Federal Status:

FSC - Federal Special Concern (*Key)

Notes:

A_NEW_FRINGED_PLATANTHERA.pdf (documentation)

Blooms

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Bloom Close Up

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Mark Rose

After Pollination

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Seed Capsules

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