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Ponthieva racemosa


Florida native


A frequent terrestrial orchid of moist hammocks, swamps and ravine forests throughout much of Florida. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from Texas into Virginia, plus Tennessee.
The small, white, green-veined flowers grow in a raceme atop a stem with few small clasping leaves, reduced upward. There are three to eight dark green elliptic basal leaves growing in a rosette. The plants are typically 8 - 60 cm (3 - 24 in. ) tall.

Ponthieva racemosa is a member of the Orchidaceae - Orchid family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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