Platanthera cooperi facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPlatanthera cooperi
Platanthera cooperi is an uncommon species of orchid known by the common names Cooper's rein orchid and chaparral rein orchid.
It is found in the Santa Monica Mountains, Simi Hills, and San Gabriel Mountains of the Transverse Ranges; Santa Catalina Island and San Clemente Island of the Channel Islands, and the Santa Ana Mountains and Cuyamaca Mountains of the Peninsular Ranges.
Platanthera cooperi grows erect to about 90 centimetres (35 in) in maximum height from a bulbous caudex. The basal leaves are up to 20 centimeters long by 3 cm wide. Leaves higher on the stem are much reduced.
The upper part of the stem is a spikelike inflorescence of many small green flowers, which are honey-scented in the evenings. Its bloom period is from March to June.
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