Paradise Meadows has helpful little signs beside the paths, identifying the various plants alongside, although each one is usually surrounded by several species, and I'm busy now checking leaves and flowers against the scientific names.
This one was easy to identify, though; it stands tall beside its nameplate.
|Fragrant white bog-orchid, Platanthera dilatata|
|It's a resident of wet meadows in alpine zones.|
A table on E-Flora puts its average elevation at 1101 metres. Paradise Meadows lies at approximately 1100. And these orchids are plentiful in the open meadow.
|The leaves surrounding this one are Menzies' burnet. (I think)|
|White bog-orchid country.|