Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Platanthera flava (L.) Lindl. var. herbiola (R.Br.) Luer image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Jeff Hapeman

Jeff Hapeman

Jason J. Husveth

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R.K. Kupfer

Kenneth I. Lange

Kenneth I. Lange

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Josh Sulman
Family Orchidaceae
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"
flava: yellow
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Status: Threatened
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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Habenaria flava (L.) R.Br. ex Spreng. var. herbiola (R.Br.) Ames & Correll
Habenaria herbiola R.Br.

         
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