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Ponthieva racemosa (Hairy shadow witch)
Cressler, Alan

Ponthieva racemosa

Ponthieva racemosa (Walter) C. Mohr

Hairy Shadow Witch

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Arethusa racemosa

USDA Symbol: PORA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


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

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2014-08-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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