Family, Orchis. Color of lip white, varied with deep-pink stripes. Sepals, white, broad, roundish, long. Leaves, large, dotted, numerous, pointed, ovate, with strongly defined veins. June to September.
Swamps and wet woods, west to Minnesota and south to Georgia.
"The most beautiful of the genus." All the sepals and petals are white, except for the blush on the front of the broad, inflated, not twisted lip. Stem, downy, 2 feet high, from fibrous roots. It is not easy to find, being a shy thing, and hiding its beauty in peat-swamps, where, however, if once discovered, it may be seen to grow in numbers.