Habenaria lacera (Michx.) R.Br.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Habenaria lacera (Michx.) R.Br.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem 3–8 dm; lower lvs lanceolate to oval, to 15 × 4 cm, acute or blunt; upper lvs much reduced, nearly linear; infl usually compact and many- fld, 5–15(–20) × 3–5 cm; fls pale yellow-green to greenish-white; sep broadly oval, 4.5–7 mm, the lateral ones deflexed behind the lip; lateral pet linear-spatulate, about equaling the sep, blunt, entire; lip 11–16 mm, deeply 3-lobed, each lobe cuneate, fringed with a few long segments at the end only, the terminal lobe long-clawed, the lateral ones cut to below the middle or nearly to the base; spur 14–21 mm, about equaling the ovary; 2n=42. Open, wet, sunny places; Nf. to se. Man., s. to S.C., Ga., Ala., Ark., and ne. Okla. June– Aug. (Blephariglottis l.; Platanthera l.) A hybrid with no. 19 [Habenaria psycodes (L.) Spreng] is H. ×andrewsii M. White.

  • Common Names

    ragged fringed orchid