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Orchids

The Earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  1. Bearded Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon barbatus

  2. Many-flowered Grasspink Orchids

    Calopogon multiflorus
    Very few people get to see the Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid which appears only in very recently burned areas and blooms for just a few days. Read more about this Natural Encounter In Search of the Many-Flowered Grasspink Orchid

  3. Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon multiflorus

  4. Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon multiflorus

  5. Many-flowered Grasspink Orchid Seeds

    Calopogon multiflorus
    The orchid's seed capsule releases its fine dust-like seeds in the wind.

  6. Pale Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon pallidus

  7. Tuberous Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon tuberosus

  8. Tuberouse Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon tuberosus

  9. Tuberous Grasspink Orchid

    Calopogon tuberosus

  10. Spring Coralroot Orchid

    Corallorhiza wisteriana

  11. Spring Coralroot Orchid

    Corallorhiza wisteriana

  12. Spring Coralroot Orchid

    Corallorhiza wisteriana

  13. Cowhorn Orchid

    Cyrtopodium punctatum

  14. Cowhorn Orchid

    Cyrtopodium punctatum

  15. Ghost Orchid

    Dendrophylax lindenii
    I had the privilege of seeing this Ghost Orchid growing on a Royal Palm in the Fakahatchee Strand in south Florida. The locations of Ghost Orchids and other orchids are kept as quiet as possible in order to protect them from unscrupulous collectors.

  16. Butterfly Orchid

    Encyclia tampensis

  17. Green-fly Orchids

    Epidendrum conopseum
    These orchids are also called Magnolia Orchids because they often grow on Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) trees.

  18. Green-fly Orchid

    Epidendrum conopseum

  19. Downy Rattlesnake Orchid

    Goodyera pubescens

  20. Toothpetal False Reinorchid

    Habenaria floribunda

  21. Toothpetal False Reinorchid

    Habenaria floribunda

  22. Toothpetal False Reinorchid

    Habenaria floribunda

  23. Snowy Orchid

    Habenaria nivea

  24. Snowy Orchid

    Habenaria nivea

  25. Snowy Orchids

    Habenaria nivea

  26. Snowy Orchid

    Habenaria nivea

  27. Michaux's Orchid

    Habenaria quinqueseta

  28. Michaux's Orchid

    Habenaria quinquesetae

  29. Michaux's Orchid

    Habenaria quinqueseta

  30. Michaux's Orchid

    Habenaria quinqueseta

  31. Michaux's Orchid

    Habenaria quinqueseta

  32. Waterspider False Reinorchid

    Habenaria repens
    Notice the real crab spider (Misumessus oblongus) on the Reinorchid.

  33. Spiked Crested Coralroot Orchid

    Hexalectris spicata

  34. Spiked Crested Coralroot Orchid

    Hexalectris spicata

  35. Spiked Crested Coralroot Orchid

    Hexalectris spicata

  36. Southern Twayblade Orchid

    Listera australis

  37. Southern Twayblade Orchid

    Listera australis

  38. Southern Twayblade Orchid

    Listera australis

  39. Southern Twayblade Orchid

    Listera australis

  40. Green Addersmouth Orchid

    Malaxis unifolia

  41. Green Addersmouth Orchid

    Malaxis unifolia

  42. Florida Dancinglady Orchid

    Oncidium ensatum

  43. White Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera blephariglottis var. conspicua

  44. White Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera blephariglottis var. conspicua

  45. Chapman's Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera chapmanii

  46. Chapman's Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera chapmanii

  47. Chapman's Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera chapmanii

  48. Yellow Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera ciliaris

  49. Yellow Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera ciliaris

  50. Green Reinorchid

    Platanthera clavellata

  51. Green Reinorchid

    Platanthera clavellata

  52. Crested Yellow Orchid

    Platanthera cristata

  53. Palegreen Orchid

    Platanthera flava

  54. Palegreen Orchid

    Platanthera flava

  55. Palegreen Orchid

    Platanthera flava

  56. Yellow Fringeless Orchid

    Platanthera integra

  57. Yellow Fringeless Orchid

    Platanthera integra

  58. Yellow Fringeless Orchid

    Platanthera integra

  59. Yellow Fringeless Orchid

    Platanthera integra

  60. Jug Orchid

    Platythelys latifolia

  61. Fernald's Pogonia Orchid

    Pogonia bifaria

  62. Fernald's Pogonia Orchid

    Pogonia bifaria

  63. Fernald's Pogonia

    Pogonia bifaria

  64. Spreading Pogonia Orchid

    Pogonia divaricata

  65. Spreading Pogonia

    Pogonia divaricata

  66. Spreading Pogonia Orchid

    Pogonia divaricata

  67. Rose Pogonia Orchids

    Pogonia ophioglossoides

  68. Rose Pogonia Orchids

    Pogonia ophioglossoides

  69. Whorled Pogonia

    Pogonia verticillata

  70. Hairy Shadow Witch Orchid

    Ponthieva racemosa

  71. Shadow Witch

    Ponthieva racemosa

  72. Clamshell Orchid

    Prosthechea cochleata

  73. Giant Orchid

    Pteroglossaspis ecristata

  74. Giant Orchid

    Pteroglossaspis ecristata

  75. Leafless Beaked Ladiestresses Orchid

    Sacoila lanceolata var. lanceolata

  76. Leafless Beaked Ladiestresses Orchid

    Sacoila lanceolata var. lanceolata

  77. Eaton's Ladiestresses Orchid

    Spiranthes eatonii

  78. Lacelip Ladiestresses Orchid

    Spiranthes laciniata

  79. Lacelip Ladiestresses Orchid

    Spiranthes laciniata

  80. Lacelip Ladiestresses Orchid

    Spiranthes laciniata

  81. Longlip Ladiestresses Orchid

    Spiranthes longilabris
    Ladiestresses orchids are often difficult to identify down to species, but the Longlip Ladiestresses Orchid is easily recognized by its two side petals that extend out to the side.
    This petal arrangement, in combination with its yellow throat and clubbed hairs on the flowers, separate this ladiestresses orchid from its siblings.

  82. Underwater Orchid

    Spiranthes odorata

  83. Underwater Orchid

    Spiranthes odorata

  84. Underwater Orchid

    Spiranthes odorata

  85. Lesser Ladiestresses

    Spiranthes ovalis

  86. Lesser Ladiestresses

    Spiranthes ovalis

  87. Ladiestresses Orchid

    Spiranthes sp.

  88. Crippled Cranefly Orchid

    Tipularia discolor

  89. Crippled Cranefly Orchid

    Tipularia discolor

  90. Crippled Cranefly Orchid

    Tipularia discolor

  91. Crippled Cranefly Orchid

    Tipularia discolor

  92. Lawn Orchid

    Zeuxine strateumatica