Platanthera flava (L.) Lindl. var. flava

Locations ofPlatanthera flava (L.) Lindl. var. flava in Virginia

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Family
Orchidaceae
Botanical Name
Platanthera flava (L.) Lindl. var. flava
Common Name
Southern Rein Orchid, Southern Gypsy-spike
Synonym(s)
Habenaria flava (L.) R. Brown var. flava
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Platanthera flava (L.) Lindl. var. flava
Comments
Map very incomplete at the present time. Most Virginia herbarium specimens have not been identified to variety, and systematic state-wide herbarium studies will be required to map them. See comments and species-level map for Platanthera flava.
Habitat
Alluvial and tidal swamps, floodplain forests, and boggy stream bottoms. Infrequent in the Coastal Plain; rare in the outer Piedmont south of the James River.
Native Status
Native

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