Identification: Plants have one to five round stems, and are up to 1′ (38 cm) high.
Each plant has a whorl of three leaves, each leaf facing straight upward, with the flower emerging from the center of the three leaves.
Leaves are 2½-7″ (7-18 cm) × 2½-5″ (7-13 cm), green mottled with pale green, roughly
oval or diamond-shaped, wider at the bottom and tapering somewhat at the top, with even edges. Flowers are green streaked with
very deep purple, or pure purple, turning
even darker with age. They are about 1-2″ (2.7-6 cm) around and ¼-½″ (7-13 mm) long,
and have a faint, usually pleasant spicy odor.
Fruits are green or with purple streaks, oval, with odd angles or flattened areas, ¾″ (2 cm) × ⅜-½″ (1-1.5 cm).