Platanthera ciliaris (L.) Lindl. 1835

Photo by Nicholas Plummer

Flower Closeup

Photo by © Eric Hunt

Comparison drawing of P ciliaris [a], P chapmani [b] and P cristata [c]

Drawing by © Folsom and The AMO Herbaria 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,glossy green, lanceolate, keeled, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, to 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence with slender, green, lanceolate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying long-lasting flowers.

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 ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria ciliaris; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 drawing fide; Native Orchids of North America Correll 1950 as Habenaria ciliaris drawing fide; Drawings of Florida Orchids Blanche Ames 1959 as Habenaria ciliaris drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 drawing/photos fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Blephariglottis ciliaris photo ok; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 5 1982 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): 1984 drawing/photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Blephariglottis ciliaris drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #5 2008 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #8 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #2 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 as Habenaria ciliaris drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #1 2018 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #2 2019 photo fide;