Rydberg [Habenaria maritima] Greene
Only along the rugged Pacific coast, on margins of land exposed to frequent winds, fog, and blanketed by dwarfed, tundra-like vegetation. Grows in thick, spongy, bog-like layer of humus that stretches from the edge of cliffs to inland rocky forested slopes.
|Flowering Season||July through September.|
Height: to 35 cm., plant glabrous, stout.
May be found near an occasional Spiranthes romanzoffiana which occupies similar habitat. P. elegans can be found growing on nearby wooded hillsides.
The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada excluding Florida
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