Family, Orchis. Flowers, small, with narrow petals. Lip, eared (not fringed), slender, terminating in a long point, roundish near the flower. Flowers, in a raceme, each with a short pedicel. June and July.
A single, rather broad leaf inwraps the base of the stem, which arises from a solid bulb. 5 to 6 inches high. Swamps or wet woods.