Crested Yellow Orchid (Platanthera cristata)


Platanthera Cristata, or more commonly know as Crested Yellow Orchid, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Platanthera. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Platanthera Cristata or Crested Yellow Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Platanthera
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: FL (T) KY (T) MA (E) MD (T) NY (E) PA (X)
  • State T/E Common Name: FL (crested fringed orchid) KY (yellow-crested orchid) MA (crested fringed orchis) MD (crested yellow orchid) NY (crested fringed orchis) PA (crested yellow orchid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW+ OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW+) 2(OBL) 6(OBL)

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