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A vertebral orchid

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Great Plains Ladies' Tresses Orchid 8416

Not long ago you saw a developing Great Plains ladies’ tresses orchid (Spiranthes magnicamporum). Now here’s a fully developed and decidedly vertebral specimen that I found on October 31st near the intersection of Old Spicewood Springs Rd. and Spicewood Springs Rd. before I continued a few hundred feet downhill to photograph the maximally flowing waterfall on a tributary of Bull Creek. At a different scale, note the drops of rain on this orchid.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 10, 2015 at 5:20 AM

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