I first heard about these years ago on a local public radio spot that horticulture extension agents do every day. She talked about having a yard full and mowing them down each spring. I had never considered that there were any native orchids - they seem so exotic to me. After I did a lot of research, most native orchids, you would miss if you weren't really looking for them. That goes for these as well - I wouldn't have been so curious about these if I hadn't already heard about them.