Platanthera flava var. flava

Platanthera” means “flat anthers,” referring to the broad male reproductive parts of the flower.  The species name “flava” means “yellow,” referring to the light yellow color of the flowers.  It is called “tubercled orchid” because of the prominent tubercle at the base of the lip of each flower.  Magnification is necessary to see this feature.


Synonym:
Family:Orchidaceae
Common Name:Tubercled Orchid
Authority: (Linnaeus) Lindl.
Etymology:
C Value:10
Wetness:FACW
# of Species in  
Genus in Illinois:
13
Duration:Perennial
Reproduction:Monoecious
Flower Type:Perfect
Growth Habit:Forb
Leaf Arrangement:Alternate
Leaf Type:Simple
Leaf Margin:Entire
Leaf Toothing:
Flower Color:Yellow
Habitat:
Status (State):Threatened
Status (Federal):Not Listed
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