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Plant Details

Platanthera ciliaris

Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid, Orange Plume, Bobwhite's-mocassin, Owl's-head

Scientific Name:

Platanthera ciliaris

Common Name:

Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid, Orange Plume, Bobwhite's-mocassin, Owl's-head

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow or Orange

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

sun

Soil Moisture:

sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Coastal plain, Piedmont, Mountains. “...Savannas, moist roadbanks, meadows, pastures; common (rare in Piedmont).” Weakley 2009

State Rank:

S4 - 100-1000 Extant Populations - Apparently secure in NC, with many occurrences (*)

Notes:

"Widespread in e. North America, P. ciliarisis probably our most common and least habitat-specific Platanthera." Weakley 2007

Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Closeup of Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Buds

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David McAdoo

Another Close up

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David McAdoo

Spent Blooms

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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