OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Platanthera blephariglottis   FAMILY Orchidaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera blephariglottis var. blephariglottis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Platanthera blephariglottis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera blephariglottis var. blephariglottis

INCLUDED WITHIN (POSSIBLY MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-013a:
Habenaria blephariglottis var. blephariglottis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (POSSIBLY MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephariglottis blephariglottis

 

COMMON NAME:
Small White Fringed Orchid


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image of Platanthera blephariglottis, Small White Fringed Orchid

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_blbl2_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Platanthera blephariglottis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera blephariglottis var. blephariglottis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Platanthera blephariglottis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera blephariglottis var. blephariglottis

INCLUDED WITHIN (POSSIBLY MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-013a:
Habenaria blephariglottis var. blephariglottis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (POSSIBLY MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephariglottis blephariglottis

 

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1930

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: seepages, sandhill-pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with floral bracts upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

Raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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