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Lesser Roundleaved Orchid (Platanthera orbiculata)

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Platanthera Orbiculata, or more commonly know as Lesser Roundleaved Orchid, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Platanthera. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Platanthera Orbiculata or Lesser Roundleaved Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Platanthera
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) IN (X) NJ (E) NY (EV) RI (T) TN (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (large round-leaved orchid) IN (large roundleaf orchid) NJ (round-leaf orchid) NY (large round-leaved orchid) RI (round-leaved orchid) TN (large round-leaved orchid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FACU) 3(FAC) 4(FAC) 9(NI) A(FAC)




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