General: Perennial herb from fleshy roots, smooth throughout; stems 15-60 cm tall, leafy.
Leaves: Stem leaves only, several, egg-shaped to oblong or oblanceolate, 4-15 cm long, 1-6.5 cm wide.
Flowers: Inflorescence a few- to many-flowered terminal raceme, the bracts leaflike, ascending, lanceolate, several times longer than flowers, the flowers green to yellowish-green; sepals egg-shaped, 3-6 mm long, spreading; petals much narrower than sepals, narrowly lanceolate, 3-5 mm long; lip 6-10 mm long, wedge-shaped to oblong, 2- or 3-toothed at tip; spur shorter than lip, scrotum-shaped.
Fruits: Capsules, ellipsoid, somewhat erect, about 12 mm long.
Mesic to wet forests, grassy slopes, shores, bogs and swamps in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; infrequent throughout BC east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains, rare along the coast; N to AK, YT and NT; E to NF and S to ME, PA, NC, TN, MO, NE, NM, AZ and WA; E Asia.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2013. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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