(Linnaeus) L.C. Richard ex Lindley
Found growing in the not-too-dense woods of the eastern United States and southern Ontario where, with one exception, it frequents the Carolinian Zone.
Colonizes previously open and disturbed habitats during the early and mid-stages of reforestation. An early colonizer of young second-growth woods, it inhabits the well-drained banks of streams and ravines. Sites include shrubby undergrowth in beech-maple-pine woods and open oak woodland.
|Flowering Season||May to July.|
Height to 25 cm. Ovoid pseudobulb, clothed by dry sheaths.
It often spreads out into large colonies that later wane as the forest matures and shade deepens. This species is now rare and threatened in Canada.
Orchids in Ontario
© Royal Botanical Gardens, Dr. Donald Gunn Image Collection.