Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Platanthera huronensis (Nutt.) Lindl. image
Photographer: R.K. Kupfer           

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Family Orchidaceae
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
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Status: Native
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

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Flora of North America (off site)
Habenaria dilatata (Pursh) Hook. var. media (Rydb.) Ames
Habenaria huronensis (Nutt.) Spreng.
Habenaria hyperborea (L.) R.Br. var. huronensis (Nutt.) Farw.
Habenaria X media (Rydb.) G.Niles (pro sp.)
Limnorchis huronensis (Nutt.) Rydb.
Limnorchis media Rydb.
Orchis huronensis Nutt.
Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl. var. huronensis (Nutt.) Luer
Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl. var. major Lange
Platanthera X media (Rydb.) Luer (pro sp.)

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