Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Platanthera lacera (Michx.) G.Don image
Photographer: R.K. Kupfer           

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

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Jeff Hapeman

Jeff Hapeman

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Jason J. Husveth

R.K. Kupfer
Family Orchidaceae
Platanthera lacera (Michx.) G.Don
green fringed orchid, ragged fringed orchid
Platanthera: from the Greek for "flat" and "flower," hence "wide or flat anthered"
lacera: slashed
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Status: Native
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

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Flora of North America (off site)
Blephariglottis lacera (Michx.) Farw.
Habenaria lacera (Michx.) R.Br.
Orchis lacera Michx.
Platanthera lacera (Michx.) G.Don var. lacera

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