Platanthera leptopetala (Rydb.) R.M.Bateman 2003 Photo by Dan & Raymond Native Orchids and their Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Thin Petaled Platanthera - The Lace Orchid - The Thin Wood Rein Orchid

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western California in mixed evergreen forests on fairly steephillsides and on flat terrain at elevations of 400 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the later spring through mid summer on an erect, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Piperia leptopetala Rydb. 1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of North America North of Mexcio PM Brown 2003 as Piperia leptopetala; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 3 2017 photo fide;