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Isotria verticillata

Common Name(s):
Large whorled pogonia
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Late spring to early summer
Height:
6-12 in.
Foliage:
Whorl of five wide stalkless leaves at end of a 4-12 in. stem; parallel veins
Flower:
Single, lipped, greenish yellow flower with three long madder-purple sepals; 1.5-2.5 in. long; arise from center of the leaf whorl
Site:
Moist hardwood forest, stream margins
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2627

Isotria verticillata Isotria verticillata
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
Isotria verticillata Isotria verticillata
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
Isotria verticillata Isotria verticillata
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
Isotria verticillata Isotria verticillata
NC Orchid, CC BY-NC-2.0