Jul. 18, 2022

white fringed orchid, Platanthera blephariglottis

OMG and OOPS and all that! I previously posted an image that I claimed was white fringed orchid. I just assumed that based on what someone else said. That one was prairie fringed orchid ( see today's blog page). So here's the real deal. In case you too wondered, blephariglottis means eyelash tongue. You can also see eyebrows on the upper two petals. This is a bog plant in AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, and on SPM. Allegan State Game Area, Allegan Co MI, 7/16/22. Orchid family, Orchidaceae.