Platanthera aquilonis
(Northern Green Orchid)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Northern Green Orchid, Northern Bog Orchid
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - August
    Status: Native

Platanthera aquilonis, or Northern Green Orchid, is an orchid native to the northern half of the US, as well as into the Rocky Mountain areas. It is a perennial that grows in moist, cool areas, like wet woods, meadows, ditches, streamsides, seeps, and in bogs and fens. It blooms in early to mid summer with light green flowers.

More information will be made available soon about this species and telling it apart from others. This plant has been erroneously called Habenaria hyperborea, but is not synonymous with that.

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