A rhizomatous terrestrial orchid, this selection was found in the wild north of the Bay Area in Northern California. The leaves are lusty burgundy colored, sometimes almost black, the typical orchid-shaped flowers are ochre with crimson markings in the throat. Easily grown in a rich, average moist to wet soil, slowly spreading to form a small patch. Shipped as bare root divisions thru March; then potted but not rooted-in thereafter. Later in spring and summer they'll be rooted in.