Platanthera peramoena A.Gray 1848

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Photo by Carl Luer

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, basally clasping leaves gradually reducing to bracts towards the apex that blooms in the late spring through summer on a erect, leafy, 8" to 28" [20 to 45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate as long as the ovary floral bracts and 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 ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria peramoena; Native Orchids of North America Correll 1950 as Habenaria peramoena drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 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 #5 2008 as P fissa photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #1 2012 photo fide;