Platanthera andrewsii (M.White) Luer 1975 Photo by nftoddybear and his Photobucket Orchid Photo Website

Partial sun Cold LATE Spring Summer

Common Name Andrew's Platanthera [American Bryologist 1800 to early 1900's] - Andrew's Rose Purple Orchid

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New foundland, New Brinswick, Quebec and Ontario provinces of Canada and Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York , Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New Jersey within the United States as a natural hybrid netween P lacera and P psycodes as a cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the late spring and summer.

Synonyms *Blephariglottis andrewsii (M.White) House 1924; Blephariglottis lacera var. terrae-novae (Fernald) W.J.Schrenk 1977; Fimbriella andrewsii (M.White) Butzin 1981; Fimbriella lacera var. terrae-novae (Fernald) Butzin 1981; *Habenaria andrewsii M.White 1904; Habenaria lacera var. terrae-novae Fernald 1926; Platanthera lacera var. terrae-novae (Fernald) Luer 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria andrewsii drawring fide; Native Orchids of North America Correll 1950; Wild Orchid Of the Northeastern United States A field Guide Paul Martin Brown/ Folsom 1993 photo fide