Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bruce Peninsula orchids

I missed the official Bruce Peninsula Orchid Festival this year, but made it up to the area a couple weekends ago and although missed the Yellow and Ramshead ladyslippers in bloom, found at least seven different types of orchids, including our prized find of a showy ladyslipper (Cyprepidium reginae), pictured immediately below.

The pink on the one we spotted isn't too bright:

We found a huge area of Grass pink orchids (Calopogon tuberosis) on the southern part of the Bruce Peninsula, near Oliphant:

I believe this is a Tall northern green orchid (Platanthera hyperborea). Will post another shot of the whole plant in a subsequent post.

A couple shots of Rose pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides), always growing near pitcher plants in bloom:

A very large yellow ladyslipper (Cypripedium calceolus var. pubescens), too bad it had finished blooming!

And Ram's head ladyslipper (Cypripedium arietinum), also finished blooming:


At 11:31 a.m., Blogger administrator HR said...

nice post...thanks


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