OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera cristata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera cristata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-015:
Habenaria cristata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephariglottis cristata

 

COMMON NAME:
Crested Fringed Orchid, Golden Fringed Orchid


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image of Platanthera cristata, Crested Fringed Orchid, Golden Fringed Orchid

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_blcr2_001_lvd

        

image of Platanthera cristata, Crested Fringed Orchid, Golden Fringed Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafpcr_0009

July-August    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Flowers about half the size of P. ciliaris, with less extensive fringing, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Platanthera cristata, Crested Fringed Orchid, Golden Fringed Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafpcr_0009b

July-August    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

The fringe always seems to look curled or twisted, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera cristata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera cristata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-015:
Habenaria cristata   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephariglottis cristata

 

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2143

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: pine savannas, bogs, moist roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with floral bracts upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
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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