Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in bogs, red maple-gum swamps, seeps and streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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 integrilabia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera integrilabia   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Blephariglottis integrilabia

 

COMMON NAME:
Monkey-face Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid


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image of Platanthera integrilabia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia_2

July        

image of Platanthera integrilabia

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

Jim Fowler    jafpintegrilabia_group

August        TN

image of Platanthera integrilabia

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia

August        

image of Platanthera integrilabia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia_21

August        

image of Platanthera integrilabia

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.