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Club Spur Orchid
Platanthera clavellata

Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata) Other common names: Green Wood Orchis, Green Woodland Orchis

Other scientific names: Gymnadeniopsis clavellata, Habenaria clavellata, Habenaria tridentata, Orchis clavellata

French names: Habénaire claviforme

Family: Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)

Group: Orchids

Flowers: Summer;  White, Green/Brown;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests, Wet Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 44   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 242 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata) flowers

Club Spur Orchid. The flowers are greenish-white.

Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata) plants

A couple of Club Spur Orchid plants in their native habitat.

Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata) plant

Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata) flowers
Photograph by Kim Sayers

This plant is showing the whiter flowers.

Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata) seed pods

Club Spur Orchid seed pods forming. If you look carefully, you can see the remnats of the spur of the flower.

Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata) leaf

A Club Spur Orchid leaf.

Range map for Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)