Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl.
FamilyOrchidaceae — APG family: Orchidaceae
SynonymsLimnorchis hyperborea (L.) Rydb., Habenaria hyperborea (L.) R. Br., Orchis hyperborea L.
DescriptionStems from fleshy, rootlike tuberoids; leaves oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate; spike few-flowered, cylindrical, open or dense; lower bracts as long as flowers or longer; flowers small, greenish or greenish-yellow; lip obtusely triangular or lanceo- late, with dilate base; spur slender, strongly curved; ovary large.
EcologyWet places, peat bogs in lowlands.
Forms hybrid swarms with P. dilatata where ranges overlap.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.