Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
NORTHERN GREEN ORCHID
In almost all moist to wet situations: moist forests, cedar swamps; coniferous, deciduous, and mixed forests; river banks, stream borders, wet meadows, and springy places; beach pools and meadows, fens; ditches and borrow pits.
The Platanthera hyperborea complex, including in Michigan P. dilatata, P. aquilonis, and P. huronensis, is the source of a great deal of difficulty, and plants are easiest identified when alive. Herbarium specimens are difficult to place, because flower color, fragrance, and details of the small flowers are difficult or impossible to discern. Some specimens mapped as Habenaria hyperborea in Michigan Flora are not mapped here because they could not be determined. See notes under P. huronensis.