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Small Green Wood Orchid (Platanthera clavellata)


Platanthera Clavellata, or more commonly know as Small Green Wood 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 Clavellata or Small Green Wood Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Platanthera
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: FL (E) IL (E) IN (WL) NY (EV)
  • State T/E Common Name: FL (green rein orchid) IL (wood orchid) IN (small green woodland orchis) NY (green woodland orchid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW+ OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW+) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 4(OBL) 6(OBL) 9(OBL)

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