Platanthera hookeri (Torr. ex A.Gray) Lindl.  
Family: Orchidaceae
Hooker's orchid, pad-leaf
[Habenaria hookeri Torr. ex A.Gray, Habenaria hookeri var. abbreviata Torr. ex A.Gray]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Platanthera: from the Greek for "flat" and "flower," hence "wide or flat anthered"
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb; single stem usually with no bracts; fleshy roots
Leaves: 2, large, basal, widely elliptical, lying flat on the ground or slightly creased
Flowers: greenish to yellow, 6-parted, 3/4" long, stalkless, upward-curving lips not parted or fringed; inflorescence an open spike; blooms June-July
Habitat: moderate moisture to moist; forests, woods; in rich soil
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Jeff Hapeman  
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Corey Raimond  
Platanthera hookeri image
Jeff Hapeman  
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Corey Raimond  
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