Taxon  Report   6631    
Platanthera sparsiflora  (S. Watson) Schltr.
Bog orchid,  Sparse flowered bog orchid
Platanthera sparsiflora, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Platanthera
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Habenaria leucostachys var. virida
ICPN: Platanthera sparsiflora var. sparsiflora
More information about  Platanthera sparsiflora
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2020).