Galearis spectabilis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyOrchidaceae
Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
GenusGalearis
SpeciesGalearis spectabilis (L.) Raf.
Common Nameshowy orchid
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.5
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[S4] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Carlisle (KY), Carter (KY), Clinton (KY), Crittenden (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Fleming (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Knott (KY), Knox (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), Letcher (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Menifee (KY), Morgan (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Whitley (KY), Wolfe (KY), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Chester (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Hancock (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Moore (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Sevier (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100185899 Powell Kentucky Mary Ruth Beckett
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185717 Carter Kentucky Elizabeth M. Browne
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185923 Powell Kentucky Chris Peters
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185675 Caldwell Kentucky Elizabeth M. Browne
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185733 Estill Kentucky Richard G. Guetig
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185949 Rockcastle Kentucky Sam Denham
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185907 Powell Kentucky Timothy J. Weckman
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185931 Powell Kentucky Ben Stacy
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185840 McCreary Kentucky Richard H. Hannan
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100720778 Powell Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185709 Carter Kentucky Elizabeth M. Browne
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185972 Polk Tennessee 23 May 1980 Brian Boom
469
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185915 Powell Kentucky Fred Kirchoff
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185683 Caldwell Kentucky Richard H. Hannan
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185816 Madison Kentucky Susan Wind
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185782 Lee Kentucky Wayne Long
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185873 Menifee Kentucky Kathryn Huie-Netting
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185790 Letcher Kentucky Jeffrey D. Sole
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185766 Knox Kentucky Judith E. Rozeman
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185691 Carlisle Kentucky Elizabeth M. Browne
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185758 Harlan Kentucky Bryce D. Fields
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100773728 Powell Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185741 Harlan Kentucky Dreama Clark
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185865 McCreary Kentucky Elizabeth M. Browne
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185725 Edmonson Kentucky Richard H. Hannan
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185824 Madison Kentucky C. Haynes
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
N/A Powell Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185808 Madison Kentucky Ronald Bates
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185857 McCreary Kentucky Geoff Bruce
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100720760 Powell Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185832 Madison Kentucky Gary W. Libby
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185980 Sevier Tennessee 27 Apr 1980 T. Filipczak
61
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005104 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005099 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005105 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005102 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005103 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005100 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
N/A Carter Tennessee 22 Apr 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Galearis spectabilis
31973000016820 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006539 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006542 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006537 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005101 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005097 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
BEREA005098 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Galearis spectabilis
ETSU010105 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Galearis spectabilis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 20 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Galearis spectabilis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 23 Apr 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Galearis spectabilis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 14 Apr 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Galearis spectabilis
31973000016793 Lee Kentucky
KNK
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006543 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006532 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006545 Knott Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006535 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006538 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006547 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006533 Pike Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006540 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006541 Letcher Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006536 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006550 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006544 Wolfe Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073150 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073146 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073158 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073179 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073144 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073177 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073142 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073143 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073157 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073178 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073159 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006548 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006546 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006534 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073180 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073141 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073160 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT008580 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT008576 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT008578 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT008579 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT008575 Sevier Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT008577 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT008581 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0070280 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099362 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099385 Lee Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT008582 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0035258 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099244 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0058202 Caldwell Kentucky 07 May 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0102911 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0058200 Clinton Kentucky 22 Apr 2004
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0058203 Barren Kentucky 29 Apr 1978 G.P. Johnson
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099239 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0058201 Todd Kentucky 13 Apr 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099369 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0065088 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0035256 Montgomery Tennessee 01 May 1970 Edward Chester
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099386 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099438 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0079680 Morgan Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0040119 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0079588 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0035255 Todd Kentucky 29 Apr 1969 Lloyd Settle
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099373 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0099243 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0080150 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0097228 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
N/A Powell Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
HTTU010876 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Galearis spectabilis
HTTU028650 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Galearis spectabilis
MTSU018967 Cocke Tennessee 16 Apr 2006 April V. Welch
121
MTSU
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT036278 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
UCHT038084 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Galearis spectabilis
UOS07505 Franklin Tennessee 29 Apr 1962 R.K. Goodman
UOS
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0070297 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
APSC0035254 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Galearis spectabilis
HTTU033337 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Galearis spectabilis
HTTU010878 Tennessee
HTTU
Galearis spectabilis
MTSU002638 Moore Tennessee 18 Apr 2002 Dwayne Estes
03164
MTSU
Galearis spectabilis
BRIT464033 Todd Kentucky Raymond Athey
VDB
Galearis spectabilis
BRIT464030 Calloway Kentucky Raymond Athey
VDB
Galearis spectabilis
HTTU010877 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Galearis spectabilis
TENN-V-0073145 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185774 Laurel Kentucky Ralph L. Thompson
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100779527 Menifee Kentucky Thomas McFadden
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
MDKY00006549 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Galearis spectabilis
N/A Powell Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
31234100185956 Kentucky Dolores Reppert
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
N/A Powell Kentucky Ross C. Clark
EKY
Galearis spectabilis
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Galearis spectabilis - Sunny Fleming