Habenaria dilatata
White Bog Orchid
A Colorado Native Subalpine Species
Orchidaceae or Orchid Family
6 to 18 inches tall - white
Full sun
Constantly wet, humus-rich soil
Late Spring
Propagate by seed
Photo by Jane Hendrix

White Bog Orchid is one of Colorado's terrestrial orchids. Its flowers are small but numerous and are a showy, pearly white. White Bog Orchid, as its name implies, loves the saturated, peaty soils of bogs. It is usually found growing in full sun.