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Connecticut Plants
Round-leaved Orchid
Platanthera orbiculata (Pursh) Lindl.

Round-leaved orchid is believed to no longer grow in Connecticut. These plants were photographed elsewhere.

  • Synonyms: Habenaria orbiculata
  • Family: orchid (Orchidaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods to swamps
  • Height: 1 to 2-1/2 feet
  • Flower size: 1 inch long
  • Flower color: white and pale green
  • Flowering time: June to July
  • Origin: native
Platanthera orbiculata (Pursh) Lindl.

Photographed in Washington.

Platanthera orbiculata (Pursh) Lindl.

A round-leaved orchid in bud. Note the large, round leaves. Photographed in Ontario.