Hi - first time requesting as I'm stumped on this one so really hoping someone knows what this is. We have it coming up along the sides of the driveway (hard-packed clay) and one even showed up in our "arrowhead paddies" (muddy and waterlogged soil).
Bryant RedHawk wrote:That seems to be Platanthera dilatata also called; White Rein-Orchid or Bog Candle
Woot! Mystery solved. That's it Thanks Bryant.
PFAF says it's not really good for much - they show a report of edibility for cooked tubers (taste like "frozen potatoes") and that it's good for "gravel" (kidney/bladder stones) but lots of other sources say the plant is poisonous. At least it's a nice little freebie for the bees