White Egret Flower

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    White Egret Flower @ Hakobe Botanical Garden
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    White Egret Flower @ Rokko alpine botanical garden
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    White Egret Flower @ Rokko alpine botanical garden
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    White Egret Flower @ Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden
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    White Egret Flower @ Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden
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    White Egret Flower @ Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
White Egret Flower
Formal Name
Pecteilis radiata
Alias
Pecteilis radiata, White Egret Flower, Fringed Orchid, Sagiso
Habitat
Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Morph
perennial heron grass

Comment

What is White Egret Flower

White Egret Flower (scientific name: Pecteilis radiata, syn: Habenaria radiata) is a perennial heron grass in the Family Orchidaceae, native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan. It is native to the lowland marshes of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan. In summer, it produces one to three egrets-like flowers that look like flying egrets at the top of the stem, which emerge from between the rhizome leaves.

Common name: White Egret Flower, scientific name: Pecteilis radiata, , synonym: Habenaria radiata, also known as heron orchid, White Egret Flower, Fringed Orchid, Sagiso, Country of origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Distribution: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Living environment: lowland marshland, Stem length: 20-40 cm, Rhizome, Leaf shape: linear, Inflorescence: alternate, Flower color: white, Flower diameter: 3 cm, Flower length: 3 cm, Flowering arrangement: 1-3 flowers at the top of the stem, Flowering season: July-September, Insecticide, Vector: sparrow moth, Use Ornamental (wildflowers).

Detailed information

Order
Orchidales
Family
Orchidaceae
Genus
Pecteilis
Species
P. radiata
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Orchid
Leaf type
Linear
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
MarshBotanic gardenLow mountain
Color
White
Season
JulAugSep
Height
20 ~ 40 [cm]
Diameter
3 ~ 3

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