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Piperia elegans (Lindl.) Rydb. ssp. elegans
elegant piperia

General Information
Symbol: PIELE4
Group: Monocot
Family: Orchidaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
HAEL2 Habenaria elegans (Lindl.) Bol.
HAELM Habenaria elegans (Lindl.) Bol. var. maritima (Greene) Ames
HAGR8 Habenaria greenei Jeps.
HAMA4 Habenaria maritima Greene
HAUNM Habenaria unalascensis (Spreng.) S. Watson var. maritima (Greene) Correll
PIMA3 Piperia maritima (Greene) Rydb.
PIMU5 Piperia multiflora Rydb.
PLUNM Platanthera unalascensis (Spreng.) Kurtz ssp. maritima (Greene) de Filipps
PLUNM2 Platanthera unalascensis (Spreng.) Kurtz var. maritima (Greene) Correll


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Orchidales
Family Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Genus Piperia Rydb. – rein orchid
Species Piperia elegans (Lindl.) Rydb. – elegant piperia
Subspecies Piperia elegans (Lindl.) Rydb. ssp. elegans – elegant piperia

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