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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picture of Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia, image of Platanthera integrilabia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia_2

July        

picture of Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia, 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.

picture of Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia, image of Platanthera integrilabia

Jim Fowler    jafpintegrilabia_group

August        TN

picture of Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia, 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.

picture of Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia, image of Platanthera integrilabia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia

August        

picture of Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia, image of Platanthera integrilabia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_integrilabia_21

August        

picture of Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia, 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.