Platanthera flava (L.) Lindl. 1835 Photo courtesy of Bill Temple

Part shade ColdSummer

Common Name The Yellow Platanthera

Flower Size

Found in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missisippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine as a cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the summer on an erect, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria flava (L.) R.Br. ex Spreng 1826; Habenaria flava f. lutea Louis-Marie ex B.Boivin 1982; Orchis bidentata Elliott 1823; *Orchis flava L. 1753; Orchis scutellata Nutt. 1835; Perularia bidentata (Elliott) Small 1913; Perularia flava (L.) Rydb. 1901; Perularia scutellata (Nutt.) Small 1913; Platanthera flava f. lutea (Louis-Marie ex B.Boivin) R.E.Whiting & Catling 1982; Tulotis flava (L.) Senghas 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Platanthera flava var. herbiola (R.Br.) Luer 1975 Photo by David Mcadoo

A color form of the preceding species.

Synonyms Habenaria flava var. herbiola (R.Br.) Ames & Correll 1943; *Habenaria herbiola R.Br. 1813; Habenaria virescens Spreng. 1826; Orchis glareosa Raf. 1832; Orchis herbiola (R.Br.) Pursh 1813; Platanthera flava var. herbiola (R.Br.) Luer 1975; Tulotis herbiola (R.Br.) Raf. 1833

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