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Piperia elegans  (Lindl.) Rydb.  ssp. elegans 
Elegant piperia
Piperia elegans ssp. elegans is a perennial herb that is native to California.
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Parent: Piperia elegans
Genus: Piperia
Family: Orchidaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSHabenaria elegans var. maritima
JEFHabenaria elegans var. multiflora
PLANTSHabenaria elegans
JEF + PLANTSHabenaria greenei
PLANTSHabenaria maritima
Information about  Piperia elegans ssp. elegans from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wildflower.org] Description, Range: Piperia elegans (Lindl.) Rydb. ssp. elegans Elegant Piperia Orchidaceae (Orchid Family) Synonym(s): Habenaria elegans, Habenaria elegans var. maritima, Habenaria greenei, Habenaria maritima, Habenaria unalascensis var. maritima, Piperia maritima, Piperia multiflora, Platanthera unalascensis ssp. maritima, Platanthera unalascensis var. maritima USDA Symbol: PIELE4 USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N) Plant Characteristics Duration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Fruit Type: Capsule Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall, often much shorter. Bloom Information Bloom Color: White , Green Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct Bloom Notes: White to pale green. Distribution USA: CA , ID , MT , OR , WA (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/19/2024).