Platanthera peramoena A.Gray 1848 Photo by David Mcadoo and The North Carolina WildflowerWebsite

Another Flower Photo by Jim Fowler and his P-Base Orchid North American Orchid Website

FragrantPart shadeCold LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Very Beautiful Platanthera

Flower Size

Found in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missisippi and Arkansas in damp meadows, low wet woods, streamsides and roadside ditches as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 5, cauline, elliptic-lanceolate, keeled leaves taht gradually reduce to bracts towards the inflorescence that blooms in the late spring through summer on a erect, leafy, 8" to 28" [20 to 45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Blephariglottis peramoena (A.Gray) Rydb. in N.L.Britton 1901; Blephariglottis peramoena f. doddsiae (P.M.Br.) Baumbach & P.M.Br. 2009; Fimbriella peramoena (A.Gray) Butzin 1981; *Habenaria peramoena (A.Gray) A.Gray 1867; Habenaria psycodes f. leucophaeopsis B.Boivin 1967; Habenaria psycodes f. nivalis F.Seym. 1969; Habenaria psycodes var. fernaldii J.Rousseau & Rouleau 1957; Ophrys fimbriata Walter 1788; Orchis peramoena (A.Gray) Alph.Wood 1870; Platanthera bigelovii Alph.Wood 1861; Platanthera peramoena f. doddsiae P.M.Br.2002; Platanthera psycodes f. fernaldii (J.Rousseau & Rouleau) P.M.Br. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000 as Fimbriella peramoena drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Prairies and Great Plains of North America P M Brown 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008

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