Galearis spectabilis

Galearis spectabilis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Galearis
Species: Gal. spectabilis
Binomial name
Galearis spectabilis
(L.) Raf. 1833

Galearis spectabilis is a plant of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Galearis


Plant is found growing near running water in the United States and Canada


Plant blooms from spring to summer with five to fifteen 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant grows in cool to cold conditions with shade. Keep plant potted in sphagnum moss with perlite. Water regularly


Common name: The Showy Galearis


  1. Galearis biflora Raf. 1833
  2. Galearis spectabilis (L.) Raf. 1833
  3. Galearis spectabilis f. albiflora (Ulke) C.F.Reed 1987
  4. Galearis spectabilis f. gordinieri (House) R.E.Whiting & Catling 1982
  5. Galearis spectabilis f. willeyi (F.Seym.) P.M.Br. 1988
  6. Galeorchis spectabilis f. gordinieri House 1923
  7. Habenaria spectabilis (L.) Spreng. 1826
  8. Orchis humilis Michx. 183?
  9. Orchis spectabilis L. 1753
  10. Orchis spectabilis f. albiflora Ulke 1938
  11. Orchis spectabilis f. willeyi F.Seym. 1970

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