Goodyera repens in situ

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  • July 20, 2023 at 1:15 pm #13381

    While walking the forest near my parents cabin in Superior National Forest in Northeastern Minnesota, I was lucky to find a few native jewel orchids in bloom. Goodyera repens is a circumboreal species of terrestrial orchid that can be found in temperate forests of North America, Europe, and Asia.

    August 7, 2023 at 2:05 pm #13456

    Wow, That isn’t obvious to me to be an orchid. But when going on a walk in the spring or summer it is possible to find an unusual orchid in the wild. Unusual for us maybe but not for the trained eye.

    Nice find. Thanks for snapping a few pictures. The flowers are delicate and don’t look like they last for too long.

    I think the leaves of the Jewel orchid are eye catching by themselves but you found the flowers which is extra cool. Any fragrance? White flowers- maybe moth pollinated?

    And this orchid is terrestrial!, growing in leaf litter like slipper orchids do in forrest areas of the US.

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