- Common Name(s):
- Showy orchis
- 6-12 in.
- Pair of smooth, lustrous leaves, 4-8 in. long, at the base of the upright flower stalk
- 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
- Partial shade; rich, moist and usually rocky woodlands
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2581