Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2375

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in savannas, seepages, sandhill-pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

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

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-013a?:
Habenaria blephariglottis var. blephariglottis   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Habenaria blephariglottis var. conspicua

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Large White Fringed Orchid, Southern White Fringed Orchid