The Fen Orchid, or Green Twayblade isn’t common here at all. I found a few plants that had gone to seed on the hill behind the old burned-out farmhouse. I collected the seeds and scattered them in the wet end of East Center Valley, which we had just planted into prairie. A few years later, I found them blooming. The ones behind the farmhouse bloomed for another few years and then disappeared.
They bloom in early summer.
6/4/2007 Detail of flower
8/26/2006 Plant with seed pods
9/16/2006 This is one of the plants – with one seed pod left – behind the old farmhouse.