Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2278

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in bogs, seepages, moist places at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with bracts upward

FLOWER:
Summer
Lilac-lavender/ Pinkish-purple
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
Capsule

 

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera grandiflora   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-003b:
Habenaria psycodes var. grandiflora   FAMILY Orchidaceae

LESS THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Habenaria fimbriata

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Blephariglottis grandiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Purple Fringed Orchid, Plume-royal