Dalel's MI Orchids...Part Four!

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Dalel's MI Orchids...Part Four!

Postby SandyLee » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:42 am

Here is another lovely "installment" on Dale and Ruth's Michigan Orchids. Enjoy!

These next two orchids are often found in the same area as the Grass Pink.

The first photo is of the Genus Pogonia, and has common names of Rose Pogonia or Snakemouth Orchid. The name comes from the Greek word
pogonias (bearded). This orchid a small yet wonderfully a beautiful
bog orchid. The lip is bearded with bristlelike structures. Varies in size from 3 1/4 - 21 inches in height. Likes moist meadows, open bogs along with pitcher plants and sundews. Late June and July. Photograph taken in Crawford County.
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The second orchid is from the Genus Arethusa and has common names of Dragon's Mouth and Wild Pink. Also photographed in Crawford County
this orchid can range from 1 3/4 - 16 inches tall. A very striking
orchid that likes being near open water in a sunny location. Flowers in mid-June.
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Re: Dalel's MI Orchids...Part Four!

Postby SandyLee » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:05 pm

A couple more beauties from Dale, as well as info about them! Thanks again, Dale (and Ruth!)

"These next two native orchids are from the Genus Platanthera again.
Both of these orchids can be found in the upper and lower peninsula's.

The first is the Tall White Bog Orchid, also commonly called Bog Candles. Usually found in groups, it stands out as this wonderful tall white flower. Up to 4 feet in height it can also be found as small as 4 inches. A very picturesque orchid that likes wet feet. Found in open wet meadows and roadside ditches. This orchid can bloom from late June to August. Pictured from Chippewa County.
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The second orchid is pictured here from Alger County. It is Hooker's Orchid. An unusual yet interesting flower, it is yellow-green in color. A woodland species that favors sandy or humus rich soils. Can be found 4 - 20 inches in height and flowers in June and early July.
This orchid can be found in open areas as it does not like competition.
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Next time I will picture two more orchids that are fairly unusual to locate in Michigan.

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Re: Dalel's MI Orchids...Part Four!

Postby FredZ » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:49 pm

Very nice!!
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Re: Dalel's MI Orchids...Part Four!

Postby Dale » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:15 pm

Thank you Fred. Glad you enjoy them.

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Re: Dalel's MI Orchids...Part Four!

Postby res » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:41 pm

All are beautifully done but from a photographic standpoint, that rose pagonia is stellar!!!! Great work
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Re: Dalel's MI Orchids...Part Four!

Postby Phyrephly » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:53 pm

Beautiful orchids and excellent images. I love seeing your photos.
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Re: Dalel's MI Orchids...Part Four!

Postby Dale » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:18 am

Thank you for your kind remarks about the photos. I am truly an amateur in photography, but
continue to learn as I go along. These wildflowers are truly treasures that we need to protect
and our effort is to show that beauty so that when others come across these flowers that they
will enjoy them and not disturb them.

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