Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Platanthera cristata (Michaux) Lindley. Crested Fringed Orchid, Golden Fringed Orchid. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Pine savannas, bogs, moist roadsides. Dist: P. cristata is more limited to the Coastal Plain than the related P. ciliaris, ranging from s. MA south to FL and west to e. TX, and also inland in KY, TN, AR, SC, and NC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, W, WH3, Brown (2002), Efimov (2016), Luer (1975); = Blephariglottis cristata – S; = Habenaria cristata – C, F, G, GW1, RAB, Tx, Correll (1950)

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