Platanthera limosa Lindl. 1840 Photo by Rodolfo Hernandez

Full shade CoolColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Muddy Growing Platanthera - Thurber's Bog Orchid

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Found in Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala in bogs, along streams and in wet forests at elevations of 2000 to 3700 meters as a small to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 5 to 10, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, laxly several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Gymnadenia prasina A.Rich. ex Ames 1910; Gymnadenia propinqua A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; *Habenaria limosa (Lindl.) Hemsl. 1884; Habenaria orizabensis A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Habenaria thurberi A.Gray 1868; Habenaria vulcanica (Lindl.) Hemsl. 1884; Limnorchis arizonica Rydb. 1901; Limnorchis thurberi (A.Gray) Rydb 1901; Platanthera guatemalensis Schltr. 1918; Platanthera neottioides A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Platanthera propinqua (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Soto Arenas & Salazar 2011; Platanthera vulcanica Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of North America Williams 1983