These incredible orchids are one of New England's most precious wild flowers. The last time I saw one was when I was a child in the woods behind my house in Maine. If the flowers are picked, the plant will not regenerate and I imagine that it is for this reason that it is considered an endangered or vulnerable plant in many states. However, its range is large! It is found from the southern United States to northern Canada and near to the Arctic Circle. This plant also requires fungus to grow and therefore does not transplant heartily. So where ever you find this plant, do drop to your knees in order to take in its heavenly fragrance. It might just be the perfect scent.