Habenaria Blephariglottis

Habenaria Blephariglottis Plant Information


Habenaria Blephariglottis grows in the following 25 states:

Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

Platanthera is a Greek word that means "flat" and "flower" for this use it means "wide or flat anthered", blephariglottis from blepharis which means "eyelash" or "fringed" and glottis for "tongue."Platanthera blephariglottis, commonly known as the white fringed orchid or white-fringed orchis, is a species of orchid of the genus Platanthera. It is considered to be an endangered species in Connecticut and Ohio, a threatened species in Florida, Maryland and Rhode Island, exploitably vulnerable in New York, and susceptible to be threatened in Qubec.

Flowering from late spring until summer, Platanthera blephariglottis is an 8 to 110 centimeters (3 to 43inches) tall plant that can be found growing in bogs and on the moist banks of lakes and rivers on the eastern side of North America.
Often found growing in sphagnum and other acidic moss, in open wet areas in black spruce and/or tamarack bogs or on the boggy shores of lakes and in open wet meadows.
Sources: NRCS, WSH
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