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Long-bract Green Orchis - Coeloglossum viride
Other Names:  Habenaria viridis, Dactylorhiza viridis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems 10–35 cm, leafy. Leaves shiny green, cauline, 4–10 cm long, oblong to oblanceolate with sheathing bases; basal leaves bladeless. Inflorescence a raceme of 8 to 40 flowers, each subtended by a leaf-like bract, 5–55 mm long. Flowers green; sepals broadly obovate, 4–7 mm long, forming a hood over the column; upper petals beneath the hood, ca. 4 mm long; lip petal 6–11 mm long, strap-shaped, 3-lobed at the tip; the base with a pair of small lateral lobes and forming a sac-like spur behind. Capsule ellipsoid, 7–12 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to WA, NM, IL and NC (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Moist grasslands, open forest, woodlands; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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