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Galearis spectabilis

Common Name(s):
Showy orchis
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Spring
Height:
6-12 in.
Foliage:
Pair of smooth, lustrous leaves, 4-8 in. long, at the base of the upright flower stalk
Flower:
1 in. leafy bract flower on 5-9 in. stalk; a spur hangs from the flat white lip; other petals and sepals are joined together to form a lilac to magenta erect hood
Site:
Partial shade; rich, moist and usually rocky woodlands
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2581

Galearis spectabilis Galearis spectabilis