Platanthera saccata (Greene) Hult.
FamilyOrchidaceae — APG family: Orchidaceae
SynonymsHabenaria saccata Greene, Platanthera stricta, Limnorchis stricta Rydb.
DescriptionStem tall, slender, leafy, from fleshy, rootlike tuberoids; the lower leaves oblan- ceolate, obtuse, gradually diminishing upward, the upper lanceolate; spike slender, lax, long, many-flowered; flowers green, tinged with purplish-brown; lip linear or oblong-linear, often dark-colored, longer than spur; spur obtuse, saccate, purplish.
EcologyHabitat uncertain; probably wet meadows.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.