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


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picture of Habenaria psycodes var. grandiflora, image of Platanthera grandiflora

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_blgr_001_lvd

        

picture of Habenaria psycodes var. grandiflora, image of Platanthera grandiflora

Ben Geer Keys    bgk2278_a

June        

A squarish to roundish (never dumbbell-shaped) opening at lip base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Habenaria psycodes var. grandiflora, image of Platanthera grandiflora

Harry Davis    hld2278_crw_7011

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Lip petal divided into 3 flared deeply-fringed lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Habenaria psycodes var. grandiflora, image of Platanthera grandiflora

Steve Marlow    snm070702d101_008

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Leaves alternate, lanceolate, keeled, to 8" long, sheathing the lower stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.