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Platanthera chorisiana

Platanthera chorisiana (Cham.) Rchb.

Chimissso's Orchid, Choris Bog-orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Synonym(s): Habenaria chorisiana

USDA Symbol: PLCH3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AK , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Terrestrial, growing in a variety of moist habitats, from stream banks, meadows and tundra to bogs.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 35 - Go Orchids (2019) North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC)

Additional resources

USDA: Find Platanthera chorisiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Platanthera chorisiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Platanthera chorisiana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2019-06-25
Research By: CBR

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