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Platanthera clavellata Platanthera clavellata in fruit. Numerous plants were seen growing in a series of small beaver-modified wetlands in a wide crevice or trough in the bedrock connecting two large peatlands. The soil was sandy peat and very wet. Sunny location, mostly fine-leaved sedges and peat moss. Geotagged,Platanthera clavellata,Small green wood orchid,Summer,United States,fruiting,orchid fruit,peat moss,peatland Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Platanthera clavellata

Platanthera clavellata in fruit. Numerous plants were seen growing in a series of small beaver-modified wetlands in a wide crevice or trough in the bedrock connecting two large peatlands. The soil was sandy peat and very wet. Sunny location, mostly fine-leaved sedges and peat moss.

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Platanthera clavellata, the small green wood orchid, is broadly distributed across central and eastern Canada and the U.S., from Texas to Newfoundland; in fact, it is one of the most widely distributed species in its genus. It produces 1 to 3 stem leaves, usually in the middle or lower half of the stem, and bears a somewhat dense inflorescence of up to 15 small, inconspicuous flowers. The flowers are yellowish green or white and are often incompletely resupinate (rotated 45 degrees instead of completely)... more

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Uploaded Apr 8, 2019. Captured Aug 9, 2016 10:28 in Tower, MN 55790, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/5.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm