There are maybe 28,000 of species in the orchid family, with approx 100 of those falling in the Platanthera genus, so <.001 of all species in one of the largest plant families in the world.
Of that 100 or so, 15 are still extant in NY, one historical (leucophaea), and one just barely hanging on down on Long Island (ciliaris). Here are 5 seen this summer.
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