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Hooker's Orchid
Platanthera hookeri
(formerly Habenaria hookeri)

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) Other common names: Hooker's Fringed Orchis, Hooker's Orchis

Other scientific names: Habenaria hookeri, Lysias hookeriana

French names: Habénaire de Hooker

Family: Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)

Group: Orchids

Flowers: Summer;  Green/Brown;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 22   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 318 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) flowers

Hooker's Orchid has unusual flowers.

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) flowers

Although the flowers do have hook-like projections, and it is called Hooker's Orchid, it is not actually named for these!

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) flower closeup

Closeup of a flower.

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) flowers

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) flowers

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) plant

An entire Hooker's Orchid plant.

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) leaves

Hooker's Orchid has only two basal leaves. They are large and round.

Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri) leaf

The underside of a leaf.

Range map for Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)