Thursday, July 21, 2005

Platanthera elegans

Platanthera elegans
Originally uploaded by meadow moon.
Here's a picture of the other wild orchid species we found at the park earlier this week. Took a bit of detective work to figure out exactly what it is, as I thought at first it was either Platanthera unalascensis or Piperia maritima, but I finally found the description for Platanthera elegans, aka Piperia elegans; Elegant piperia; Wood-rein orchid which matches the plants we found: slender leafless stalks at time of bloom, bright green flowers with yellow anthers and flowers have a slender spur that is 2 to 3 times the length of the lip. More photos here.


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