Platanthera purpurascens (Rydb.) Sheviak & W.F.Jenn. 1997Photo by Dan & Raymond and their Native Orchid Flickr Photo WebSite

partial shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Purplish Habenaria - In USA The Short-Spurred Bog Orchis

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Found in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona and California as a medium szied, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, many flowered inflorescence. . Synonyms Habenaria hyperborea var. purpurascens (Rydb.) Ames 1910; Habenaria purpurascens (Rydb.) Tidestr. 1941; *Limnorchis purpurascens Rydb. 1901; Platanthera hyperborea var. purpurascens (Rydb.) Luer 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria hyperborea var purpurescens; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 as P hyperborea var purpurescens drawing/photos fide; The Wild Orchids of North America North Of Mexico Brown 2003 photo good;