Amerorchis rotundifolia (Banks ex Pursh) Hultén
Family: Orchidaceae
round-leaved orchid,  more...
Amerorchis rotundifolia image
R.K. Kupfer  
Etymology: Amerorchis: Amer- for "America," orchis Greek word for "testicle" since some species were said to have roots resembling testicles
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-10" tall forb with a single stem
Leaves: basal, single, oval, clasping, shiny, persisting when in flower
Flowers: white to purple, 6-parted, 1/2"- 3/4" wide, lip white with purple spots, 3-lobed and notched at the tip; inflorescence a few stalked flowers on a 4"-10" tall, spike-like cluster (raceme); blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: cold limy conifer swamps, fens
Conservation Status: Threatened
Amerorchis rotundifolia
Amerorchis rotundifolia image
Scott A. Milburn  
Amerorchis rotundifolia image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Amerorchis rotundifolia image
Botanical Illustration  
Amerorchis rotundifolia image
R.K. Kupfer  
Amerorchis rotundifolia image
Scott A. Milburn  
Amerorchis rotundifolia image
Aaron_Carlson  
Amerorchis rotundifolia image
Emmet J. Judziewicz