Small orchid with a single basal leaf, and small greenish-white flowers, 0.5 cm in diameter, facing downward in a cluster near the top of the stem. The flowers have a long lower lip, and a slender spur almost as long as the flower lip. Upper sepal has a round shape, providing a hood to the upper flower. Plants are glabrous. Typical leaf is 13 cm long and 25 mm wide, obovate in shape.
Native to wet sphagnum moss in shady coniferous woods. These orchids are quite common in the right habitat.
Height to 25 cm.
The above photos were taken from mid-June through early August, near a bog in heavy forest in east-central Saskatchewan.
I get preachy here: please don't dig up native orchids to try to grow them in your garden. They are becoming rare in the wild due to loss of habitat and wild harvesting. By all accounts they are also quite difficult to transplant successfully from the wild. If you want to grow them in your garden, there are nurseries who grow native orchids from seed who will sell plants to you.