Platanthera channellii Folsom 1984 Photo by David McAdoo and The North Carolina Native Plant Society Website

Partial shade Cold

Common Name Channell's Platanthera - in US Channell's Hybrid Fringed Orchid [American Botany Professor Vanderbilt 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana US as a medium to large sized, cold growing natural hybrid between P. ciliaris and P. cristata with a single striated stem carrying lanceoalte, unequal, diminishing in size above leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying nearly sessile flowers.

Synonyms Blephariglottis channellii (Folsom) Baumbach & Lckel 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Mx.) 9(2): 344 Folsom 1984 drawing fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993; The Wild Orchids of North America North of Mexico P M Brown 2003;