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Northern Green Orchid (Platanthera hyperborea)


Platanthera Hyperborea, or more commonly know as Northern Green 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 Hyperborea or Northern Green Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the state of Alaska.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Platanthera
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: AK (N) GL (N)
  • State T/E Status: IA (T) IN (T) OH (PRX) PA (E) RI (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: IA (northern bog orchid) IN (leafy northern green orchis) OH (tall northern green orchid) PA (leafy northern green orchid) RI (northern green orchid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW FACW+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 3(FACW+) 4(FACW+) 5(FACW) 7(FACW) 8(FACW) 9(FACW+) 0(FACW+) A(FACW)

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