Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Platanthera dilatata -- (Dilated Bog Orchid)

photos by Susan McDougall


Platanthera dilatata

The tall spike, closely packed with pure white flowers, is a beautiful addition to lowland meadows throughout the Park. Here a colony of plants grows at Longmire Meadow, some of the stems nearly three feet tall.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7521, -121.8144, 2778
Date: June 2, 2014
Platanthera dilatata

A long spur and spreading petals characterize the flowers, and the plants are sometimes referred to as "bog candles". This is variety leucostachys.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7521, -121.8144, 2778
Date: June 2, 2014

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