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Slender Bog Orchid - Platanthera stricta
Other Names:  Habenaria saccata, Habenaria stricta, Limnorchis saccata, Platanthera saccata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Stems 20–80 cm. Leaves cauline, 3–12 cm long, oblong to lanceolate. Inflorescence 6–25 cm long with 5 to 40 flowers; bracts 6–40 mm long. Flowers yellowish green; lateral sepals 3–7 mm long; hood 2–5 mm long; lip petal 4–6 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, pendent; spur sac-like, shallowly 2-lobed, 2–4 mm long. Capsule 8–11 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to AB south to CA and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 18

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Habitat
Wet meadows, fens, thickets, moist forest openings, more common in non-calcareous soils; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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