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McAdoo, David R.
Platanthera cristata (Michx.) Lindl.
Crested yellow orchid, Orange fringed orchid
Synonym(s): Blephariglotis cristata, Habenaria cristata
USDA Symbol: PLCR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Platanthera cristata has a flower 3/8 of an inch (9 mm) wide and a spur 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) long, shorter than the fringed lip.
Platanthera cristata frequently hybridizes with P. ciliaris where they occur together.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: May bloom June to September.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2012-09-30
Research By: TWC Staff