OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera lacera

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-001:
Habenaria lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephariglottis lacera

 

COMMON NAME:
Ragged Fringed Orchid, Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged Orchid


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image of Platanthera lacera, Ragged Fringed Orchid, Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged Orchid

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_blla2_001_lvd

        

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Diane Creaton    dmc03318

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

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Rusty Wilson    fkw070618_0200

June    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

The lip is divided into 3 lobes, each consisting of hairlike separations, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

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Rusty Wilson    fkw070618_1946

June    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Plant 10-24" tall, usually with 4-6 narrow, pointed leaves, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Platanthera lacera, Ragged Fringed Orchid, Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged Orchid

JK Marlow    jkm100626_090

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Sepals ovate to elliptic, obtuse, 4-6mm long, 3-4mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Platanthera lacera, Ragged Fringed Orchid, Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged Orchid

Kevin Caldwell    kev_p_lacera_1

June        NC

image of Platanthera lacera, Ragged Fringed Orchid, Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged Orchid

Kevin Caldwell    kev_p_lacera_3

June        NC

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Kevin Caldwell    kev_p_lacera_4

June        NC

A one-inch spur curls downward behind the lip, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

image of Platanthera lacera, Ragged Fringed Orchid, Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged Orchid

Kevin Caldwell    kev_p_lacera_5

June        NC

The lip's delicate threadlike fringe gives this plant its common name, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanthera lacera

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-001:
Habenaria lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephariglottis lacera

 

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629

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: swamps, bogs, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellowish-green/ Whitish-green
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
Capsule

 

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