The plant is not uncommon in our native Appalachian forests, although it is much more conspicuous in the late fall and winter, since it remains evergreen during that time. Individual leaves have been known to last for up to four years. The variegated foliage is gorgeous, and the flower, though small, definitely marks it as an orchid. Here's a close up of the flower.
This one is in my shade garden, moved from the woods on the property (I know, I know, but there were plenty where I got it from.)
|Jewel Orchid Leaves|