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Plant Details

Platanthera nivea

Snowy Orchid, Bog-spike, Frog Spear, Bog Torch, White Frog Arrow, White Rein Orchid

Scientific Name:

Platanthera nivea

Common Name:

Snowy Orchid, Bog-spike, Frog Spear, Bog Torch, White Frog Arrow, White Rein Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

“Wet savannas…Essentially a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic. Weakley 2015

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:

T - Threatened (*)

Blooming Roadside

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© David R. McAdoo

Blooming Plants

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Blooms

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© David R. McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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