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Cleistes bifaria (Small spreading pogonia)
Cressler, Alan

Cleistes bifaria

Cleistes bifaria (Fernald) Catling & Gregg

Small Spreading Pogonia

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Cleistes divaricata var. bifaria, Pogonia bifaria

USDA Symbol: CLBI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , FL , GA , KY , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cleistes bifaria in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cleistes bifaria in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cleistes bifaria


Record Modified: 2014-10-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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