Monday, December 1, 2008

Native Terrestrial Orchid


The toothpetal false reinorchid (Habenaria floribunda) is making a show in the northern flatwoods.
This green/yellow flowered charmer is common throughout central and southern Florida.
Some texts describe it as having a distinctly unpleasant fragrance but, we have found it to have a pleasantly sweet smell with some musk undertones.
So, keep an eye out underfoot; this Habenaria sp. grows in colonies deep under the pine canopy treating us with a only short bloom in the late fall/early winter.

Please remember to enjoy the flowers by admiring from a distance or keep the memory through photography but, please do not pick flowers or remove plants from the preserve.

4 comments:

Prem said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing these lovely orchid photos. This is actually one that I have photographed only recently in my quest to take photos of most or all of the orchids native to this state.

---Prem

Carolyn said...

Prem,
Thank you. I recognized your name from orchidspecies.com. You have taken some wonderful photographs of Florida native orchids!
Cheers
Carolyn

Prem Subrahmanyam said...

Hi Carolyn,
I have set up a new website featuring all of my native orchid photograph (well, all the photography I've gotten around to putting on-line):

http://www.flnativeorchids.com

Carolyn said...

Prem,
I love your new site. I have linked you in my plant id resources. I love the history on how you developed your interest in native orchids. Cheers!