Platanthera psycodes

Platanthera psycodes

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

Platanthera psycodes is a terrestrial orchid in the genus Platanthera


Plant is found growing in meadows, swamps and bogs of eastern United States and Canada.


Plants bloom in the summer with up to fifty 1.7 cm wide flowers.


Plant grows in cool conditions with moderate lighting.


IMG 1431 Platanthera psycodes variant Sepals and petals have white color. Lip is white.


Common name:Small Purple Fringed Orchid


  1. Blephariglottis psycodes (L.) Rydb. 1901
  2. Fimbriella psycodes (L.) Butzin 1981
  3. Habenaria fissa (Muhl. ex Willd.) Spreng. 1826
  4. Habenaria psycodes (L.) Spreng. 1826
  5. Habenaria psycodes f. albiflora R.Hoffm. 1922
  6. Habenaria psycodes var. ecalcarata M.M.Bryan 1917
  7. Habenaria psycodes var. varians M.M.Bryan 1917
  8. Habenaria racemosa Raf. 1820
  9. Orchis fissa Muhl. ex Willd. 1805
  10. Orchis incisa Muhl. ex Willd. 1805
  • Orchis psycodes L. 1753
  1. Platanthera psycodes f. albiflora (R.Hoffm.) R.E.Whiting & Catling 1982
  2. Platanthera psycodes f. ecalcarata (M.M.Bryan) P.M.Br. 1988
  3. Platanthera psycodes f. rosea P.M.Br. 1995
  4. Platanthera psycodes f. varians (M.M.Bryan) P.M.Br. 1988

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