Page author: David Giblin
Platanthera stricta
canyon bog orchid, needle-spur green orchid, slender bog orchid
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
WTU images

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Montana and New Mexico.

Habitat: Wet meadows, swamps and coniferous forests, low to mid-elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Platanthera stricta Lindl.
Publication: Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 288. 1835. 1835.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Habenaria borealis Cham. var. viridiflora Cham.
Habenaria saccata Greene [HC]
Habenaria stricta (Lindl.) Rydb., homonym (illegitimate)
Limnorchis stricta (Lindl.) Rydb.
Platanthera gracilis Lindl. [KZ99]
Platanthera hyperborea (L.) Lindl. var. viridiflora (Cham.) Luer
Platanthera saccata (Greene) Hultén
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Platanthera stricta in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Platanthera stricta checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Platanthera stricta atlas page.

CalPhotos: Platanthera stricta photos.

USDA Plants: Platanthera stricta information.

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