Rock Creek Area

The Sierra Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys) has small spicy smelling flowers. The lower petal is abruptly wider below the middle, then narrows toward tip. Very long green spur is elegantly curved at back of flower and pointing downward. Another common name is Sierra Rein Orchid in reference to the long spur that resembles the reins of a horses' bridle.