Photographer: Derek Anderson
Platanthera flava (L.) Lindl. var. herbiola (R.Br.) Luer
pale green orchid, tubercled orchid
Platanthera: from the Greek for "flat" and "flower," hence "wide or flat anthered"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb|
|Flower: ||greenish to yellow, 6-parted, 1/8"-1/3" wide, seemingly stalkless, lips not parted or fringed; bracts much longer than the flower; inflorescence a 2"-8" dense, stout spike of 15-40 flowers; blooms June-Sept.|
|Leaf:||lance-like to linear, occurring only along the stem|
|Habitat: ||wet to moist; bogs, swamps, floodplains, prairies|