Eastern Mojave Vegetation Flower of Coll. No. 2892, Platanthera aquilonis, pollinia indicated by arrow.  


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  Orchidaceae Platanthera aquilonis
Scanned 15 December 2022.

Plants of Colorado

Platanthera aquilonis Sheviak.  Northern Green Orchid.

Brumley, Lake County, Colorado. Edge of slough beside the North Fork of Lake Creek, near the access road to the Sno-Tel station, about 11 road miles generally west on Colorado Highway 82 from the town of Twin Lakes, 175 km. southwest of Golden. 39.0895N, 106.5421W. WGS 1984 Elev. 3235 m. Common on edge of slough (former channel of the creek). Brumley was a stage stop on the route across Independence Pass.

Collected by permit: Pike - San Isabel National Forest, 2022, issued: Mar 29, 2022, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich 2892. 20-Jul-2022

I went with P. aquilonis because the lip petal is not rounded-dilated at the base and the polonia are loose and free of the anther sacs.

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