Taxon  Report   6631 
Platanthera sparsiflora  (S. Watson) Schltr.
Bog orchid,  Sparse flowered bog orchid
Platanthera sparsiflora
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Platanthera sparsiflora
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Platanthera sparsiflora
© 2008 Keir Morse
Platanthera sparsiflora, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Platanthera sparsiflora
© 2009 Justin M. Wood
Genus: Platanthera
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
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ICPN: Habenaria leucostachys var. virida
ICPN: Platanthera sparsiflora var. sparsiflora
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2018).

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