Downy Rattlesnake Plantain,
Orchidaceae or Orchis Family
Low plant with a dense cylindrical spike of tiny white,
irregular shaped flowers, and a basal rosette of oval leaves
with fine white veins. Blooms in mid-summer.
Native. Wildwood's only orchid. It prefers shady
woodlands, so look for it on the wooded sides of the Park.
Even when not blooming, it is easily recognized by the whiter
veins on the leaves. Several rarer relatives are similar,
but have not been reported in Wildwood.