Hybrid Orchid- Emmet County

Hybrid Orchid- Emmet County

Postby Rick Baetsen » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:57 pm

I have not been getting out too much locally this past week due to the heat and humidity. This evening it clouded up a bit and created some nice light. So, I took a short ride to the wetlands along the banks of the Bear River to search a site known to have some orchids. This image is of a hybrid cross between the Purple Fringed Orchid (Platanthera psycodes) and the Ragged Fringed Orchid (Platanthera lacera). Last year it was in bloom a little after the two other species. This evening I could find no Ragged Fringed Orchids and the Purple Fringed Orchids were still in tight heads, just starting to show a little color.

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Re: Hybrid Orchid- Emmet County

Postby Dale » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:22 pm

Beautiful photo Rick! Good to know that it is doing well at that site.

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