Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Platanthera from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Small Green Wood Orchid, Club-spur Orchid, Woodland Orchid, Streamhead Orchid
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July Jackson County NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
Each flower has a half-inch club-shaped spur that points back & downward, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.
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July Greenville County SC
Ashmore Heritage Preserve
The lip of each 1/4" flower is slightly larger at its 3-lobed tip, per Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History.
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July Pickens County SC
Table Rock State Park
Usually 1 major leaf, low but not basal, clasping, keeled, oblanceolate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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September Greenville County SC
Blackwell Heritage Preserve
Fruits are small, ellipsoid capsules, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.