Friday Flower: Yes, it’s an orchid…
December 4, 2009 7 Comments
…but what kind? Identifying the genus should be relatively easy, but I suspect a species identification will be more of a challenge. I’ll provide a little information and even a couple of literature sources that might be useful for achieving a specific determination.
- Date of photograph: October 5, 2009.
- Location: White River Balds Natural Area, Taney County, Missouri.
- Habitat: Dolomitic limestone glade.
Answer and more photos will be posted shortly, so give it your best shot. Think big!
Luer, C. A. 1975. The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Excluding Florida. The New York Botanical Garden, 361 pp. + 96 color plates.
Summers, B. 1981. Missouri Orchids. Missouri Department of Conservation, Natural History Series No. 1, 92 pp.
Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2009