Stem erect, with large sessile leaves at top. Leaves to 6 in. long, 5 in. wide, mottled with dark brown. Flowers sessile above leaves; sepals lance-shaped, green, often marked with purple, 2–3 in. long, held horizontally. Petals erect to spreading, oblong, widest near middle, 2–4 1/2 in. long, dark liver red, often becoming twisted with age. Grows in rich moist soils with deep humus, near coast. Can form large colonies.