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Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys (Bog rein orchid)
Cox, Fran

Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys

Platanthera dilatata (Pursh) Lindl. ex Beck var. leucostachys (Lindl.) Luer

Bog Rein Orchid, Sierra bog orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Habenaria dilatata var. leucostachys, Habenaria leucostachys, Limnorchis graminifolia, Platanthera leucostachys

USDA Symbol: PLDIL

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Erect, leafy stems with many fragrant, white, bilaterally symmetrical flowers in a spike.

Plants in the Rocky Mountain region often have more stout, shorter spurs. Study has shown that this plant, once called Habenaria dilatata, is better placed in the genus Platanthera, where it has been given a different scientific name for technical reasons; Platanthera refers to the wide anther.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to southern California, northern Nevada, northwestern Arizona, southwestern Utah, Idaho, and northwestern Wyoming.
Native Habitat: Wet or boggy ground.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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