Platanthera integrilabia (Correll) Luer 1975

Photos by Brad Wilson


Plant and Flowers in situ Tennesee

Photos by Carl Luer

Full shadeCold LATESummerEARLYFall

Common Name The Smooth Rimmed Lip Platanthera -

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, northeastern Mississippi, northern Alabama, northwest Georgia, southwest North Carolina and northwest South Carolina in very shady, wet deciduous woods as a medium to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 3,elliptic to lanceolate, green, keeled, basally clasping leaves grading to a few bracts above, that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, loose, racemose, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts..

Synonyms Blephariglottis integrilabia (Correll) W.J.Schrenk 1977; *Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia Correll 1941, Habenaria correlliana Cronquist 1991;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 2 1996 photo fide; Wild Orchids Across America Keenan 1998; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #1 2010 photo fide;