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Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid
(Platanthera obtusata)
(formerly Habenaria obtusata)

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) Other common names: Blunt-leaved Orchid, Blunt-leaved Orchis, One Leaf Rein Orchid, Small Northern Bog Orchis

Other scientific names: Habenaria obtusata, Lysiella obtusata, Orchis obtusata

French names: Habénaire à feuille obtuse

Family: Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)

Group: Orchids

Flowers: Summer;  White, Green/Brown;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 20   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 12 photographs on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) flowers

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid flowers in late June.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) flowers

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid flowers in mid-July.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) flower stalk

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid grows in the woods.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) flowers

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) flowers closeup

Closeup of Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid flowers.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) flower

A closeup of one flower.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) plant

An entire Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid plant.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) plants

A couple more plants in late June.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) leaf and sprout

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid has a single leaf. This plant is just sending up its flower stalk in mid-June.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) leaf

Another Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid, this one with a damaged leaf.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) plant

Another couple photos of the flower spike.

Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata) flowers

They are pretty flowers once you get up close to look at them.


Range map for Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)