Orchidaceae
Platanthera sparsiflora

Few-Flowered Bog Orchid

Erect stem with green flowers. Leaves sparsely spaced, especially on lower stem. Leaves 1–4 in. long, linear. Inflorescence consists of a 1/2–1 1/2 in. long spike. Flower with lower petal and spur about same length, spur curved with pointed tip. Grows along streams, in wet meadows, forests, at low to subalpine elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--24 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Wallowas, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes