Tiny orchid found in damp, mossy coniferous woods in the boreal forest. Erect plant with two opposite leaves, broadly ovate to cordate, located just below or at mid-stem. Biggest leaf we measured was 16 mm across, 17 mm long. Very small flowers green to red in colour with a deeply cleft lower lip, 4 mm across, 6 mm long. Grow in a spike, flower spike to 4 cm long.
Bloom time early June through mid July.
Rare, listed as an S2 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.
Photos taken June 4th, 19th, and 20th, in the Porcupine Hills, about 450 km north east of our home in Regina, SK