Bletilla striata is native to Japan, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), and China (Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang). It grows in evergreen broad leaved forests, coniferous forests, grassy places and crevices at elevations of 100 to 3200 meters. The Striped Bletilla is a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with subterranean rounded and compressed pseudobulbs with an erect, 30-70 cm tall stem that bears 4 to 5, oblong-lanceolate, plicate, acuminate apically, flexible, 20-30 cm long, 2-5 cm wide leaves. Chinese Ground Orchid blooms on a lax, terminal, 60 cm long inflorescence arising with a new pseudobulb that has 3 to 12, fragrant, somewhat nodding flowers that open in succession in the spring. The flowers are 2.5 to 5.5 cm in diameter, rose-purple, sepals and petals alike.