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Platanthera hookeri (Hooker's orchid)
McAdoo, David R.

Platanthera hookeri

Platanthera hookeri (Torr. ex A. Gray) Lindl.

Hooker's Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Habenaria hookeri, Habenaria hookeri var. abbreviata, Lysias hookeriana

USDA Symbol: PLHO3

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

The species of this plant is named for William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), who was Director of Kew Gardens from 1841-1865. He wrote “Flora boreali-americana” and many other works. He was founder and editor of “Journal of Botany”.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CT , IA , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-09-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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