Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more from the South Carolina Plant Conservation Alliance.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid
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Jim Fowler jafpintegrilabia
Similar to P. blephariglottis var. conspicua, except its lip is unfringed, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.
Jim Fowler jafplaintegrilbabia_thm1
Collecting nectar from a spur up to 3" long requires a very long proboscis, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.
Tim Spira tpspintegrilabia4
The showy, fragrant flowers are adapted to evening-flying hawk moths, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.