Puttyroot Orchid Leaf
Aplectrum hyemale

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2006 Photograph, Puttyroot Leaf (Aplectrum hyemale, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae), one of our native orchids found in rich deciduous woods, Fairfax Villa Park, Fairfax, Virginia, © 2014.
A bit of FYI from your friendly naturalist:  These leaves are only seen from late fall through mid-spring.  When the orchid flowers, there is just the floral stem and nothing else to be seen.  This photograph was taken in March and the flowers are seen in May.

Nature Photography, Wildlife Photography, Waterfowl Photography and Bird Photography from Marsh, River, Field and Forest Habitats.
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