Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Platanthera stricta -- (Slender Bog Orchid)

photos by Susan McDougall


Platanthera stricta

The green stems and flowers of Slender Bog Orchid often blend with the surrounding vegetation, yet it is one of the most abundant orchids at the Park. Sometimes seen in ditches near the road, it is a species of meadows, springs,streams, and other wet habitats.

Location: Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7774, -121.745, 4704
Date: August 4, 2014
Platanthera stricta

The inflorescence is a spike, and the greenish flowers have a short spur and the upper sepals and two petals form a hood, a common feature of the Platanthera species.

Location: Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7774, -121.745, 4704
Date: August 4, 2014

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