OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera integrilabia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera integrilabia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-013b?:
Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid


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image of Platanthera integrilabia, Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia_2

July        

image of Platanthera integrilabia, Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafpintegrilabia

August        TN

Similar to P. blephariglottis var. conspicua, except its lip is unfringed, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Platanthera integrilabia, Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafpintegrilabia_group

August        TN

image of Platanthera integrilabia, Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid

Jim Fowler    jafplaintegrilbabia_thm1

August        TN

Collecting nectar from a spur up to 3" long requires a very long proboscis, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Platanthera integrilabia, Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia

August        

image of Platanthera integrilabia, Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia_21

August        

image of Platanthera integrilabia, Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid

Tim Spira    tpspintegrilabia4

August        

The showy, fragrant flowers are adapted to evening-flying hawk moths, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera integrilabia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera integrilabia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-013b?:
Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

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626

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)

Habitat: bogs, red maple-gum swamps, seeps and streambanks, 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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