Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2138

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, essentially endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in savannas in the Coastal Plain, bogs in the Mountains & Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with bracts upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Lemon-orange/Dull orange
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Platanthera integra   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera integra   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-008:
Habenaria integra   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gymnadeniopsis integra

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Fringeless Orchid, Golden Frog Orchid, Golden Fringeless Orchid


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image of Platanthera integra

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gyin2_001_lvd

        

image of Platanthera integra

Jim Fowler    jafgymintegra_1050814

August    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Lip petal with tiny rounded teeth (not fringed), per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Platanthera integra

Jim Fowler    jafgymintegra_2050814

August    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Inflorescence a small, dense, cylindric or conical raceme, 1.5" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.