Platanthera hookeri (Torr.) Lindl. 1835

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by David Mcadoo

Full shadeCold LATESpring

Common Name Hooker's Platanthera [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Minnesota, Wisconson, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsyvania, New York, New Jersey, Conneticutt, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in drier mixed, coniferous forests as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2, opposite, basal, rounded, , green leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, laxly to densely, to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Habenaria hookeri Torr. 1835; Habenaria hookeri var. abbreviata Fernald 1933; Habenaria hookeri var. oblongifolia Paine 1867; Habenaria hookeriana Lindl. 1835; Habenaria oblongifolia (C.N.Paine) G.G.Niles 1904; Lysias hookeriana (Lindl.) Rydb. 1901; Orchis hookeri (Torr.) Alph.Wood 1870; Orchis hookeriana (Lindl.) Oakes 1842; Platanthera hookeri f. abbreviata (Fernald) P.M.Br. 1995; Platanthera hookeri f. oblongifolia (C.N.Paine) P.M.Br. 2006; Platanthera hookeri var. abbreviata (Fernald) W.J.Schrenk 1977; Platanthera hookeri var. oblongifolia C.N.Paine 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria hookeri; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Native Orchids of North America Correll 1950 as Habenaria hookeri drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965;