This refined and elegant beauty raises her stately white head above the surrounding grasses, and, after the manner of the powdered Colonial dames of old, fascinates us with her incomparable grace and loveliness as she executes a proud courtsey to each passing breeze. The general description of the stalk, leaves and blossoms of her golden flowered sister, the Yellow Fringed Orchis, applies very generally to the above species. The present Orchid, however, is inclined to be more delicate and somewhat smaller in all parts. It is also rather more common, and the soft, feathery flowers blossom a few days earlier where the two bloom side by side, as they very frequently do. The White Fringed Orchis blossoms during July and August, in bogs and swamps, from Newfoundland to Minnesota, and south to Florida and Mississippi.