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Round-leaved Orchid
Platanthera orbiculata (Habenaria orbiculata)

Round-leaved orchid is believed to be extinct in Connecticut. These plants were photographed in Washington (left) and Ontario (right).

• 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

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Platanthera orbiculata
Platanthera orbiculata
A round-leaved orchid in bud. Note the large, round leaves.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.