Mystery plant 076

This woodland plant is found in the eastern one-third portion of North America.  When you can identify it, leave a comment with the common and scientific names.  Also, share any personal connection you may have with this plant.

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New growth in spring

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Flower beginning to open

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Plant in bloom

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Closer view of flower and leaves

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Closer view of central portion of flower

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Leaves of plant which did not bloom

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Green seed capsule

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Dried stalk and seed capsule in winter

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Large whorled pogonia (Isotria verticillata)

Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Large whorled pogonia (Isotria verticillata).

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3 Responses to Mystery plant 076

  1. Evan says:

    Isotria verticillata, the large whorled pogonia. Not as rare as its congener, Isotria verticillata, but still fun to come across.

  2. Evan says:

    (Oops – meant to say its congener Isotria medeoloides)

  3. Angelyn says:

    Indeed, this is Large whorled pogonia (Isotria verticillata). I enjoy finding it and admiring its intricate flower when it blooms in the spring.

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