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Platanthera lacera (Michaux) G. Don. Subgenus: Fimbriella. Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged Fringed Orchid, Ragged Orchid. Phen: May-Aug; Jul-Oct. Hab: Swamps, bogs, seepages, marshes. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MB, south to SC, GA, s. AL, w. LA, and ne. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Var. terrae-novae (Fernald) Luer is not distinct, and is based on hybrid swarms involving P. lacera and P. psycodes (Catling 1997).

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, ETx1, FNA26, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va, W; = Blephariglottis lacera (Michx.) Farw. – S, S13; = Fimbriella lacera (Michx.) Butzin var. lacera – Butzin (1981); = Habenaria lacera (Michx.) R.Br. – C, G, GW1, RAB, Tat, Tx, WV, Correll (1950); = Habenaria lacera (Michx.) R.Br. var. lacera – F; = Platanthera lacera (Michx.) G.Don var. lacera – Mo1, Luer (1972)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Platanthera lacera, hillside seep bog, Towns County, Georgia 7 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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