Need ID on this plant. Total shade, moist soil. NE PA.
This is a smaller plant, growing in leaf litter on moist forest floor.
Here is a link that might be useful: helleborine
The top one is an epipactis, possibly e. helleborine. Not in the hellebore family, but a terrestrial orchid from Eurasia. Keep an eye on this - it has been known to become invasive. I was so excited when it first turned up in my yard ... then I learned about it and saw how prolifically is spreads, even in the most inhospitable conditions (like our gravel driveway).
This post was edited by agardenstateof_mind on Mon, Jun 17, 13 at 18:49