Adam and Eve Orchid (Putty Root)
Flowers: 7–15 on a bare stem, light to dark brown, about ½ inch long, sometimes slightly purple toward the base of the 3 sepals and petals. Lip small, white, 3-lobed with magenta markings. Blooming time: mid-May to early June. Leaves: 1 or 2 per plant, appearing in September, overwintering and withering away by flowering time. Leaves are elliptical, with many white veins on a dark green background; often plaited underneath.