OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Platanthera conspicua

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera blephariglottis var. conspicua

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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, 1938)
Blephariglottis conspicua

 

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


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image of Platanthera conspicua, Large White Fringed Orchid, Southern White Fringed Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafpconspicua_1

August    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Lip has a filiform fringe & a distinct isthmus. Spur often to 3" long, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Platanthera conspicua, Large White Fringed Orchid, Southern White Fringed Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafpla_000a

August-September?    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

In the foreground is a hybrid of P. conspicua & P. ciliaris called P. ×lueri

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Platanthera conspicua

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera blephariglottis var. conspicua

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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, 1938)
Blephariglottis conspicua

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2375

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: pine savannas, seepages, longleaf pine sandhill-pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with floral 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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