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Platanthera dilatata (Scentbottle)
Cressler, Alan

Platanthera dilatata

Platanthera dilatata (Pursh) Lindl. ex Beck

Scentbottle, White Rein Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)


USDA Symbol: PLDI3

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

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

White Rein Orchid plants in the Rocky Mountain region often have stouter, shorter spurs than those elsewhere.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , CO , CT , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NM , NV , NY , OR , PA , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Northern New Mexico to southern California; north through most of the West and northern North America.
Native Habitat: Wet or boggy ground.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-07-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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