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A developing orchid

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Great Plains Ladies' Tresses Orchid Opening 8332

When I was at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve on October 27th I saw exactly one Great Plains ladies’ tresses orchid (Spiranthes magnicamporum), and it was at the stage where its flowers were just coming out.

Don’t you like the way the arc of grass in the background frames the upper part of the orchid? Now if we could just get someone down by the river in St. Louis to build a huge sculpture in the shape of one of these orchids….

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 2, 2015 at 4:53 AM

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