Platanthera nivea

Family (Traditional)Orchidaceae
SpeciesPlatanthera nivea (Nutt.) Luer
Common NameSnowy Orchid
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Solitary; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 8.6
C value 10
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Gymnadenia nivea Gymnadenia nivea
Habenaria nivea Habenaria nivea (Nutt.) Spreng.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (TN), Coffee (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, HTTU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0073441 Carter Tennessee
Habenaria nivea
TENN-V-0073437 Coffee Tennessee
Habenaria nivea
TENN-V-0073440 Coffee Tennessee
Habenaria nivea
APSC0113253 Coffee Tennessee
Platanthera nivea
APSC0099415 Coffee Tennessee
Platanthera nivea
HTTU022222 Tennessee
Habenaria nivea
TENN-V-0073438 Coffee Tennessee
Habenaria nivea
TENN-V-0073439 Coffee Tennessee
Habenaria nivea
APSC0074927 Coffee Tennessee
Platanthera nivea
APSC0099387 Coffee Tennessee
Platanthera nivea
HTTU022221 Tennessee
Habenaria nivea
HTTU022220 Tennessee
Habenaria nivea
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