Plant Details

Platanthera flava var. herbiola

Tubercled Rein Orchid, Northern Gypsy-spike, Northern Green Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera flava var. herbiola

Common Name:

Tubercled Rein Orchid, Northern Gypsy-spike, Northern Green Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)


NC Native



Bloom Time:

May - June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains - Mountainsountains

Habitat Description:

Mountains, Piedmont. “Bogs, seepages; rare…Var. herbiola is more northern, widespread in ne. North America, south (in the mountains and upper Piedmont) to NC.” Weakley 2007

State Rank:

S1 - 1-5 Extant Populations - Critically imperiled in NC because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extirpation (local extinction) from NC (*)

State Status:

SR - Significantly Rare (*)



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USDA PLANTS Database Record

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