Pogonia japonica is a perennial, terrestrial orchid
species found in a sunny acidic marshland. The stem stands 10-30cm
in height with a single 4-10cm long oval leaf about halfway position
and a red-purple flower facing sideways on a shoot apex. The flower:
sepals and petals measure 2-2.5cm long; thickly grow fleshy
protuberances inside the lip. This species flowers in June in this
part of the country. Bloom time: May-July.