Plant Identification Database:
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Order: Orchidales; Class: Monocotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Orchidaceae: LV: simple, alternate, sessile, entire, parallel venation; FL: zygomorphic, 3 petals, 3 sepals, perfect, stamen/style adnate, overy inferior; FR: capsule; ST: herb; EC:
alternate, sessile simple entire parallel venation zygomorphic, P: 3 petals; S: 3 perfect, S&P: adnate; O: inferior capsule herb Orchidaceae: LV: simple, alternate, sessile, entire, parallel venation; FL: zygomorphic, 3 petals, 3 sepals, perfect, stamen/style adnate, overy inferior; FR: capsule; ST: herb; EC:
Spotted coralroot Corallorrhiza maculata Corallorrhiza Forest Spotted coralroot Corallorrhiza maculata
Pink lady's slipper Cypripedium acaule Cypripedium Basal Red/Pink/Orange Forest Pink lady's slipper Cypripedium acaule Moccasin flower
Yellow lady's slipper Cypripedium calceolus Cypripedium Yellow Yellow lady's slipper Cypripedium calceolus
Showy lady's slipper Cypripedium reginae Cypripedium Opposite, Clasping Whole, Oblong Entire A: Acute; B: Acute >6", Glabrous, parallel venation Irregular Red/Pink/Orange; White Raceme >1" Herb, >1', Erect Green Wetland Showy lady's slipper Cypripedium reginae
Helleborine Epipactis helleborine Epipactis clasping ovate entire parallel venation lower petal red/brown/purple raceme, nodding Jul-Sep herb, 1'-2', erect Forest Hopkins Forest Helleborine Epipactis helleborine Broad-leaved Helleborine
Showy orchis Galearis spectabilis Galearis Forest Showy orchis Galearis spectabilis
Downy rattlesnake-plantain Goodyera pubescens Goodyera Downy rattlesnake-plantain Goodyera pubescens
Green woodland orchis Platanthera clavellata Platanthera Wetland Green woodland orchis Platanthera clavellata
Northern green orchis Platanthera hyperborea Platanthera Northern green orchis Platanthera hyperborea
Ragged fringed orchis Platanthera lacera Platanthera Ragged fringed orchis Platanthera lacera
Small purple-fringed orchis Platanthera psycodes Platanthera Small purple-fringed orchis Platanthera psycodes
Nodding ladies'-tresses Spiranthes cernua Spiranthes Nodding ladies'-tresses Spiranthes cernua
Shining ladies'-tresses Spiranthes lucida Spiranthes Shining ladies'-tresses Spiranthes lucida
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION