Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


629

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in swamps, bogs, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Platanthera lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanthera lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 049-03-001:
Habenaria lacera   FAMILY Orchidaceae

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

 

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


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

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

        

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

Diane Creaton    dmc03318

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

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

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.

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

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, Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged 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.