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
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AK , AZ , CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
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 resourcesUSDA: 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
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff