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TALL WHITE BOG ORCHID, BOG-CANDLE
Habenaria dilatata of Michigan Flora.
Fens, cedar and tamarack swamps (especially in openings); wet calcareous meadows, pools, and marshes along the northern Great Lakes shores; springy banks and stream borders; mostly in sunny sites.
The flowers have a strong spicy fragrance, suggestive of cloves. With bright white flowers, this is much more showy than its close relatives, P. aquilonis and P. huronensis. Very local southward.