Platanthera ciliaris (L.) Lindl. 1835 Photo courtesy of Nicholas Plummer

Flower Closeup Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

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Common Name or Meaning The Haired Platanthera - The Yellow Fringed Orchid

Flower Size 1/2" x 1" [1.25 x 2.50 cm]

A large sized, cool growing terrestrial found in the eastern US growing in wet pine barrens, wet meadows and forests, having a long stem carrying, 2 to 4, pointy leaves and blooms on a terminal, erect, to 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence with long-lasting flowers and slender floral bracts occuring in the summer and early fall and has the common name Yellow Fringed Orchid.

Synonyms Blephariglottis ciliaris (L.) Rydb. 1901; Blephariglottis flaviflora Raf. 1837; Habenaria ciliaris R.Br. 1813; Habenaria ciliaris var. alba (Michx.) Morong 1893; *Orchis ciliaris L. 1753;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #4 13-16 tafel 5 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Blephariglottis ciliaris photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Blephariglottis ciliaris photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 5 1982 drawing; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000 as Blephariglottis ciliaris drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo;