Monday, June 20, 2011

Epipactis gigantea--Stream Orchid

I put these in my blog about a year ago. They are blooming again and I can't resist another post.

This orchid likes moist places and grows all over the west, not just in California. A very beautiful orchid in a subtle way. To appreciate it one has to take a moment to actually find it and look at it, because the maroon and green flowers can fade into the background. In bloom now at the UC Botanical Garden.

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