Platanthera X bicolor (Raf.) Luer 1972

Photo by Carl Luer

Another Inflorescence

Photo by Nicholas Plummer


Common Name The Two Colored Platanthera

Flower Size

A natural hybrid between P. ciliaris x P. blephariglottis var conspicua found in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennesee, Alabama, Missisippi, Louisiana and Texas that blooms in the late spring and summer.

Synonyms *Blephariglottis x bicolor Raf 1836; Habenaria bicolor (Raf.) Beckner 1968; Habenaria rafinesquei Beckner 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 drawing/photos fide; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #8 2010 photo fide;