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Small Northern Bog Orchid - Platanthera obtusata
Other Names:  Habenaria obtusata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 10

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General Description
Stems scapose, 6–20 cm. Leaves basal, petiolate, solitary; blade 3–10 cm long, oblong to elliptic. Inflorescence open, 2–8 cm long with 2 to 12 flowers; bracts 5–15 mm long. Flowers greenish white; lateral sepals 3.5–5 mm long; hood 2–4 mm long; lip petal 3–5 mm long, nearly linear, reflexed parallel to the spur; spur slender and curved, 4–7 mm long. Capsule 6–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Montana plants are subspecies obtusata.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to OR, UT, CO, WI and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 52

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Habitat
Coniferous forest-fen ecotones, wet meadows, often beneath spruce; montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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