Habenaria ciliaris-----Family, Orchis. Color, orange yellow.

Sepals, round, longer than the long, narrow petals, the latter toothed at apex. Lip, heavily fringed from apex to beyond the middle, oblong in shape. Spur, long, slender. Flowers, large, handsome, in close spikes, on short peduncles, with many floral bracts. Leaves, upper, bract-like; lower, linear, narrow, 4 to 8 inches long, acute. July and August.

It is an elegant and stately flower, not common, found in peat bogs and wet meadows from Vermont to Florida and westward.