Platanthera huronensis (Nutt.) Lindl.  
Family: Orchidaceae
Huron green orchid, tall nothern bog orchid
[Habenaria dilatata var. media (Pursh) Hook., Habenaria huronensis (Nutt.) Spreng., Habenaria hyperborea var. huronensis (L.) R.Br., Platanthera hyperborea var. huronensis (L.) Lindl.]
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Etymology: Platanthera: from the Greek for "flat" and "flower," hence "wide or flat anthered"
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall forb, stout
Leaves: mostly lance-like to oblong, occurring only along the stem
Flowers: green to white, 6-parted, 1/4"- 1/2" long, seemingly stalkless; lips not parted or fringed, blunt, wider toward the base; petals pointing forward; inflorescence a 2 1/3"-8" dense, many-flowered spike; blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: wet; bogs, woods, meadows, riversides
Conservation Status: Native
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