Slender Bog Orchid - Platanthera stricta
Habenaria saccata, Habenaria stricta, Limnorchis saccata, Platanthera saccata
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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)
AK to AB south to CA and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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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)
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Hitchcock, C. L., A. Cronquist, M. Ownbey, and J. W. Thompson. 1969. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest. Part I: Vascular Cryptogams, Gymnosperms and Monocotyledons. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. 914 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.