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Bluntleaved Orchid (Platanthera obtusata)


Platanthera Obtusata, or more commonly know as Bluntleaved Orchid, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Platanthera. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Platanthera Obtusata or Bluntleaved Orchid's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Platanthera
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: NY (EV) WA (S)
  • State T/E Common Name: NY (blunt-leaved orchid) WA (small northern bog-orchid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 3(FACW) 8(FACW) 9(FACW) A(FACW)

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