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Platanthera ciliaris

Common Name(s):
Yellow fringed orchid
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Often found in small colonies

Season:
Summer to fall
Height:
1-3 ft.
Foliage:
Lower leaves are lance-shaped, up to 12 in. long; smaller upper leaves
Flower:
Cluster of orange to yellow flowers on 1 to 2 foot stem; deeply fringed lower lip; long slender spur curves downward from base, exceeding the lip
Site:
Dry uplands, meadows, sandy woods; roadside
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2689

Platanthera ciliaris Platanthera ciliaris