06/05/2021 Saturday Night Extra

This morning I visited the wet meadow where I often find two species of native orchids.  But…usually they are not in flower until mid-June.  I was lucky and found both flowering early albeit the Grass Pink which will follow was only a single plant so far.

But the Rose Pogonias-Pogonia ophioglossides were plentiful and I had  many to choose from.

There may be another or two when I post the Grass Pink.  It was hard to pick just one for this post.


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I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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24 Responses to 06/05/2021 Saturday Night Extra

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Such a beauty … I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these. That doesn’t happen too often! 🙂

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  2. That is a true beauty you have captured there, Steve! Always nice to see flowers looking so fresh and vibrant.

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  3. The species name ophi-gloss-oides means ‘snake-tongue-resembling.’ Some botanist had a rich imagination.

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    • Another common name for this is snake mouth. I usually include other common names but did not this time. There are other species with similar names and appearance that I have yet to see..


  4. Peter Klopp says:

    I have not seen this beautiful orchid in the wild before. But I will look out for it. Great capture, Steve!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I’d hoped to get to east Texas to see these this year, but it hasn’t happened, and I fear I’m too late. There have been such flooding rains there, and such constant rain, I’ve been reluctant to make the more than two hour trip without at least a chance at being able to spend time wandering. Maybe next weekend. In the meantime, I’ll admire yours; they are beautiful orchids.

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    This is torture, Steve. 😉 Yes, post more.

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    • Thanks, Lynn. I am sure I will be making more images of both orchids.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        The prettiest orchids here, the tiny Calypso bulbosa, are done. I’m beginning to see Coralroot, which is a fascinating parasitic orchid (which I beleive you should have somewhere too?). The flower stems of Rattlesnake plantain and my beloved little Rein orchids are just emerging. They’re a few inches high. It’s good to know I can look forward to those because by mid to late summer the show here is mainly confined to roadside plants. Summers are very dry here. But then we can go up into the mountains, if the car can deal with the roads. 😉

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      • I have not seen coralroot but it is hereabouts somewhere. I went to a location where i have seen rattlesnake plantain and it is still a bit early for it but should be soon. Summer here is great for roadside plants although the majority are not native.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        I always enjoyed the roadside plants of NY, NJ, CT, etc. as I drove from one place to another, often for work. Here it’s mostly daisies but there are places where Digitalis is all over the place, which is fun, and California poppies are plentiful. But I’m still more fond of east coast roadsides, I think. 🙂

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  7. Beautiful Image Steve!

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    Wow, it really is a beautiful flower, and all that dew is so nice, too. Nicely done!


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