Connecticut Plants
Yellow Fringed Orchid
Platanthera ciliaris (L.) Lindl.

Yellow-fringed orchid is threatened in the state of Connecticut.

  • Synonyms: Habenaria ciliaris
  • Family: orchid (Orchidaceae)
  • Habitat: bogs, moist meadows and woods; generally in acidic soil
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch long, excluding the long spur
  • Flower color: yellow to orange
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Origin: native
Platanthera ciliaris (L.) Lindl.
Platanthera ciliaris (L.) Lindl.

A group of yellow fringed orchids. The small white flowers in the lower right are another orchid, lady's-tresses.