Late in the day on Sunday, I walked down near the swampy end of the pond and found this plant growing just upslope of the wet area.
The leafy part near the ground looked like the picture above.
The flower spike was a good 3 feet tall and looked like this.
There was a breeze and dim light and I was forced to use flash to freeze the flower and avoid a blurry picture ... hence the washed out appearance.
After 20 years of walking PFHQ's diverse forest, I don't get many plant mysteries anymore, but currently this one is just that.
Looks orchidelicous too me, but I haven't cracked a book yet to ID it.
What about you brainiacs out there ... got an opinion?