Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2144

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in shaded wet places, such as swampy forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with short bracts upward

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellowish-green/ Greenish
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:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Platanthera flava var. flava   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera flava var. flava   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-010a:
Habenaria flava var. flava   FAMILY Orchidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tubercled Orchid, Southern Rein Orchid, Southern Gypsy-spike


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image of Platanthera flava var. flava

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pefl13_001_lvd

        

image of Platanthera flava var. flava

Jim Fowler    jafp8025065

August    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

A loose terminal spike of 10-40 yellowish-green flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Platanthera flava var. flava

Jim Fowler    jafpflavaflava_1

August    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Platanthera flava var. flava

Jim Fowler    jafpflavaflava_group

August    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves lanceolate, 2-8" long, reduced upward to short bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.