I first spotted these odd little plants in our Rainforest last summer. I found another one or two there this year, but only last week finally spotted lots of them, mostly growing out of the mulch in various Garden plots, mostly in the Palmetum.
These are a native Florida terrestrial orchid, believe it or not. Gentian noddingcaps are not at all showy or epiphytic like so many of our most common orchids, but if you stoop down to view them, they are pretty cute.
Just watch where you walk!
Triphora gentianoides, gentian noddingcaps