Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri)


Platanthera Hookeri, or more commonly know as Hooker's 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 Hookeri or Hooker's Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, 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)
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) IA (T) IN (X) NJ (E) NY (E) OH (PRX) PA (E) RI (H) VT (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (Hooker's orchid) IA (Hooker's orchid) IN (Hooker orchis) NJ (Hooker's orchid) NY (Hooker's orchid) OH (Hooker's orchid) PA (Hooker's orchid) RI (Hooker's orchid) VT (Hooker's orchis)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FAC+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 3(FAC+)

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