Platanthera clavellata
Green woodland orchid

Photinia pyrifolia
Photinia pyrifolia
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Platanthera clavellata
Common name: Green woodland orchid
Group: monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 6 - 18"
Foliage: yellow to orange
Flower: white with green or yellow tint, 1/4"
Flowering time: Late July - mid-August
Habitat: Swamps, esp in woodland; thickets
Range in New Jersey: Middle and Cape may district, casually northward, and occasional in the Pine Barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: USDA lists as a facultative wetland species. Usually occurs in wetlands (estimated probability 67%-99%), but occasionally found in non-wetlands.