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Plant Details

Ponthieva racemosa

Shadow Witch, Shadow-witch, Hairy Shadlow-witch

Scientific Name:

Ponthieva racemosa

Common Name:

Shadow Witch, Shadow-witch, Hairy Shadlow-witch

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

September-October

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

“Bottomlands, floodplains, moist ravines, nearly always over calcareous rock (“marl” or coquina limestone)” (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G4G5

Blooming Plant

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© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooms

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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