(Linnaeus) Richard ex Lindley
|Location||Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.|
A variety of habitats: fens, wet sandy meadows, marly and sandy lakeshores, ditches, abandoned gravel pits. It prefers rather sterile, moist conditions, but is also found in old fields and upland deciduous forests.
|Flowering Season||June to August.|
Height: 4-29 cm., varying with habitat.
Easily overlooked because the small yellowish green plants are inconspicuous among the accompanying grasses and sedges. It shows considerable variation in height according to its habitat. Catling (1980b) has noted rain-assisted self-pollination of this species.
Orchids of Ontario
© Royal Botanical Gardens, Dr. Donald Gunn Image Collection.