Platanthera flava

Platanthera flava

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Platanthera
Species: P. flava
Binomial name
Platanthera flava
(L.) Lindl. 1835

Platanthera flava is a terrestrial orchid in the genus Platanthera


Plant is found growing in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia Canada; Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Misouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missisippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, Conneticut, Rhode Island, Massachusets, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine; United States.


Plants bloom in the summer with many flowers.


Plant grows in cool conditions with moderate lighting.


Platanthera flava herbiola Platanthera flava var. herbiola Flowers have a obtuse stout white lip. Flower bracts are long


Common name:The Yellow Platanthera


  1. Habenaria flava (L.) R.Br. ex Spreng 1826
  2. Habenaria flava f. lutea Louis-Marie ex B.Boivin 1982
  3. Orchis bidentata Elliott 1823
  4. *Orchis flava L. 1753
  5. Orchis scutellata Nutt. 1835
  6. Perularia bidentata (Elliott) Small 1913
  7. Perularia flava (L.) Rydb. 1901
  8. Perularia scutellata (Nutt.) Small 1913
  9. Tulotis flava (L.) Senghas 1973
  10. Habenaria flava var. herbiola (R.Br.) Ames & Correll 1943
  11. *Habenaria herbiola R.Br. 1813
  12. Habenaria virescens Spreng. 1826
  13. Orchis glareosa Raf. 1832
  14. Orchis herbiola (R.Br.) Pursh 1813
  15. Tulotis herbiola (R.Br.) Raf. 1833

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