Platanthera clavellata

Platanthera clavellata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Platanthera
Species: P. clavellata
Binomial name
Platanthera clavellata
(Michx.) Luer 1972

Platanthera clavellata is a terrestrial orchid in the genus Platanthera


Plant is found growing in the swampy forest of eastern Canada and south to Florida and west to Texas then north to Iowa and Minnesota, United States.


Plants bloom from spring to summer with three to fifteen flowers.


Plant grows in cool conditions with moderate lighting.


Common name:The Clove Like Platanthera


  1. Denslovia clavellata (Michx.) Rydb. 1931
  2. Gymnadenia tridentata (Muhl.) Lindl. 1835
  3. Gymnadenia tridentata var. clavellata Alph.Wood 1861
  4. Gymnadeniopsis clavellata (Michx.) Rydb. 1901
  5. Gymnadeniopsis clavellata var. ophioglossoides (Fernald) W.J.Schrenk 1977
  6. Habenaria clavellata (Michx.) Spreng. 1826
  7. Habenaria clavellata var. ophioglossoides Fernald 1946
  8. Habenaria clavellata var. wrightii L.S.Olive 1951
  9. Habenaria maritima Raf. 1833
  10. Habenaria tridentata (Muhl.) Hook. 1823
  11. *Orchis clavellata Michx. 1803
  12. Orchis clavellata var. tridentata Muhl. 1813
  13. Orchis tridentata Muhl. ex Willd. 1805
  14. Peristylus clavellatus (Michx.) Kraenzl. 1898
  15. Platanthera clavellata var. ophioglossoides (Fernald) P.M.Br. 1988
  16. Platanthera clavellata f. slaughteri P.M.Br. 1995

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