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White Bog Orchid An orchid that is harder to find is the White Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata) in the fen at Purdon Conservation Area, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. Canada,Geotagged,Lanark,Ontario,Platanthera dilatata,Purdon Conservation Area,Summer,White Bog Orchid Click/tap to enlarge

White Bog Orchid

An orchid that is harder to find is the White Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata) in the fen at Purdon Conservation Area, Lanark, Ontario, Canada.

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General: Herbaceous perennial with single, densely flowered inflorescences up to 3 ft. tall.
Leaves: Simple, alternate, glabrous, lanceolate, tapering in width from base to tip.
Flowers: Sepals and petals white, sepals widely spreading, two of the petals upright and arching, forming hood-like appearance; lip widest at base and often hanging downward, spurred at base.
Fruits: Capsules, brown at maturity and containing large numbers of tiny seeds.

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Species identified by gmspanek
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By gmspanek

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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Jun 24, 2013 17:41 in Purdon Conservation Area, Concession Rd 8, Lanark Highlands, ON K0G 1M0, Canada.
  • DMC-ZS30
  • f/3.3
  • 1/60s
  • ISO160
  • 4.3mm