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Long-bracted Orchis Dactylorhiza viridis var. virescens

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Coeloglossum viride var. virescens
  • Dactylorhiza viridis
  • Habenaria viridis var. bracteata
Description

This orchid grows in coniferous and hardwood forests, tundra, prairies, meadows, thickets, coastal heaths, and bogs in shallow, moist areas that are wet in springtime; It is not recommended for home landscapes and is extremely rare within North Carolina. It is considered to be threatened or endangered in some states.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#green#wildflowers#green flowers#wetlands#moist soil#endangered#NC native#bogs#orchid#woodland#rare#wet soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#green#wildflowers#green flowers#wetlands#moist soil#endangered#NC native#bogs#orchid#woodland#rare#wet soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dactylorhiza
    Species:
    viridis
    Family:
    Orchidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Russian Far East to Japan, North America
    Distribution:
    USA: AK , AZ , CO , CT , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NB , NS , PE
    Wildlife Value:
    This orchid is pollinated by wasps and small beetles.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Raceme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Description:
    Green flowers; bracts are two to three times as long as the flowers; short, inconspicuous spur
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblanceolate
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Broad, blunt-tipped lower leaves;
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland