Slender Bog Orchid - Platanthera stricta
Habenaria saccata, Habenaria stricta, Limnorchis saccata, Platanthera saccata
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
AK to AB south to CA and NM (Lesica et al. 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 et al. 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.
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- Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.