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Hairy Shadow Witch (Ponthieva racemosa)

Hairy Shadow Witch (Ponthieva Racemosa)
Credit: WinterforceMedia(WinterE229) | Own work | License: PD US Government

Ponthieva Racemosa, or more commonly know as Hairy Shadow Witch, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Ponthieva. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ponthieva Racemosa or Hairy Shadow Witch's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Ponthieva
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) PR (N) VI (N)
  • State T/E Status: TN (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: TN (shadow-witch)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC+ OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(FACW+) 6(FACW) C(FAC+)

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