Photographer: R.K. Kupfer
Platanthera lacera (Michx.) G.Don
green fringed orchid, ragged fringed orchid
Platanthera: from the Greek for "flat" and "flower," hence "wide or flat anthered"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 12"-32" tall forb|
|Flower: ||white to greenish-white, 6-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, lips 3-lobed and fringed almost to the base, petals linear and not toothed; inflorescence a 2"-6" usually compact, spike-like cluster with many almost stalkless flowers; blooms June-Aug.|
|Leaf:||lower lance-like to oval; upper much smaller, nearly linear|
|Habitat: ||sun; wet; meadows, roadsides, bogs|