Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04356 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Platanthera huronensis (Nutt.) Lindl.
Common name   northern green orchid
Donna M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 10 July 2000 
United States
Wasatch County
Locality Utah Highway 220, Snake Creek, N of Midway;
     Elev.: 6352 ft. (1937 m.)
Habitat Notes mountain shrub community; wet seep area along roadside. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 33'  32" N, 111° 30'  37" W
Township Range T3S, R4E, Sec. 17  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Platanthera huronensis (Nutt.) Lindl.

     Habenaria huronensis (Nutt.) Spreng.
     Habenaria hyperborea var. huronensis (Nutt.) Farw.
     Platanthera hyperborea var. huronensis (Nutt.) Luer
     Platanthera hyperborea var. major Lange

Common Name(s): Huron green orchid.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=565412, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Orchidales
                                Family: Orchidaceae
                                    Genus: Platanthera
                                        Species: Platanthera huronensis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04356s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04452s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04409 Agrostis exarata      "spike bentgrass" same section
04419 Agrostis stolonifera      "creeping bentgrass" same section
04373 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. ludoviciana   "Louisiana wormwood" same section
04427 Bromus arvensis      "field brome" same section
04423 Bromus ciliatus      "fringed brome" same section
04418 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" same section
04425 Elymus elymoides  subsp. californicus   "California squirreltail" same section
04426 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" same section
04422 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  same section
04420 Juncus longistylis      "longstyle rush" same section
12826 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.2 mi. E
12825 Penstemon leonardii  var. leonardii   "Leonard's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. E
04357 Penstemon subglaber      "smooth beardtongue" same section
04424 Phalaris arundinacea      "reed Canary grass" same section
04358 Plantago lanceolata      "narrow-leaf plantain" same section
04355 Polygonum douglasii  var. douglasii  same section
04421 Schedonorus pratensis      "meadow fescue" same section
04414 Symphyotrichum ascendens      "western aster" same section
04353 Trifolium repens      "white clover" same section
04352 Verbena bracteata      "bigbract verbena" same section
12824 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" 1.2 mi. E


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Epperson Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 0.6 mi. S 6263  Brighton 
Bonner Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. S   Brighton 
Lavina Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. W   Brighton 
Mill Flat (Flat) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. W 6726  Brighton 
Springer Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. E   Brighton 
William Walter Wilson Burial Site (Cemetery) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. SE   Heber City 
Mahogany Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 5899  Heber City 
Gerber Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 5843  Heber City 
Boulder Basin (Basin) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. N 8642  Brighton 
Lime Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. S   Brighton 
The Peak (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 1.7 mi. E 7067  Heber City 
Pine Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. SE   Brighton 
Midway Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 2.2 mi. N 8311  Brighton 
Harold P Fabian Visitor Center (Building) Wasatch County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 5768  Heber City 
Phosphate Hill (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. SE 6847  Heber City 
Bonanza Flat (Flat) Wasatch County, UT 2.5 mi. N 8491  Brighton 
Snake Creek Tunnel (Tunnel) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. NW 8258  Brighton 
Mound City Cemetery (Cemetery) Wasatch County, UT 2.4 mi. S 5886  Heber City 
Mound City (Populated Place) Wasatch County, UT 2.5 mi. S 5798  Heber City 
Warm Ditch Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 5725  Heber City 


Taxon Links for species Platanthera huronensis  (Nutt.) Lindl.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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