Orchidaceae
Platanthera stricta

Slender Bog Orchid

Stem erect, with leaves and flowers unevenly spaced. Stem slender. Leaves narrow, 1–6 in. long, becoming smaller upward. Flowers light green, sometimes tinted red or purple, waxy. Spur club-like, inflated, with wide tip, hanging, shorter than tongue-like bottom petal. Grows in wet areas, bogs, along streams, at low to subalpine elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--38 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Siskiyous, West Gorge, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes