Platanthera ciliaris
Yellow fringed orchid

Photinia pyrifolia
Photinia pyrifolia
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Platanthera ciliaris
Common name: Yellow fringed orchid
Group: monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 1'-2 1/2'
Foliage: yellow to orange
Flower: 3/4 inch long, not including the long spur (spur usually 1" or more)
Flowering time: Late July- late August
Habitat: sandy, peaty bogs, dryish swales and slopes, usually acidic soil
Range in New Jersey: Middle and Cape may district, casually northward, and occasional in the Pine Barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: S2; Listed Pinelands
Misc. large spike of flowers, conspicuously fringed lip. Spur is long, slender, 1" or more.