Platanthera yosemitensis Colwell, Sheviak & P.E.Moore 2007


Photos by Alison Colwell and Wikipedia Website

FragrantPart shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Yosemite Platanthera [A national park in California] - The Yosemite Bog Orchid

Flower Size

Found in California in moist meadows as a cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the summer on an erect, simple, many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that smell like sweaty feet.

Synonyms Limnorchis yosemitensis (Colwell, Sheviak & P.E.Moore) P.M.Br., S.L.Stewart & Gamarra 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #4 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 3 2017 photo fide