Photographer: R.K. Kupfer
Platanthera huronensis (Nutt.) Lindl.
Huron green orchid, tall nothern bog orchid
Platanthera: from the Greek for "flat" and "flower," hence "wide or flat anthered"
huronensis: of Lake Huron
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall forb, stout|
|Flower: ||green to white, 6-parted, 1/4"- 1/2" long, seemingly stalkless; lips not parted or fringed, blunt, wider toward the base; petals pointing forward; inflorescence a 2 1/3"-8" dense, many-flowered spike; blooms June-Aug.|
|Leaf:||mostly lance-like to oblong, occurring only along the stem|
|Habitat: ||wet; bogs, woods, meadows, riversides|