Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Purple Fringed Orchid, Habenaria psycodes

Rare and local, this remarkable plant can still be found in quality swamp forests and open, wet meadows. It is now called Platanthera psycodes. If you have never looked into the intriguing mechanisms orchids use for pollination, you are in for a treat. Two excellent books for midwestern orchids are, "Orchids of the Western Great Lakes Region" by Frederick Case, and "Orchids of Indiana," by Michael Homoya, with stunning photos by Lee Casebere.



1 comment:

Prem Subrahmanyam said...

If you are not limiting your linked blogs to a specific geographic area of the country, might I suggest linking mine? Devoted to Florida's native orchids, it has received many positive reviews and comments:

The Florida Native Orchid Blog

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