They aren't too terribly hard to find... I stumbled across these one day last spring when I was out running.lienluu said:So awesome. I wish I had access to wild Cyps. I guess if i got my lazy butt into gear and got my driver's license, I could drive out to see some!
I don't know if it's against the law for all species, but if I saw someone collecting plants from the populations I monitor and they refused to stop at a verbal warning, I'd get physical. I would be illegal to collect the pictured plants.Wogga said:out of curiosity - what are the protection laws like regarding the collection of wild orchids?
There are plenty of places. Off the top of my head:Wogga said:good to know. every answer breeds 2 new questions, right?
1. where can i get some american-native cyps?
2. i do some photography - anyone know where/when to find these guys in bloom in the wild for photography purposes?
thanks for the other answer - does that mean i can do a citizen's arrest if i see someone collecting?
/Drop the orchid, and noone gets hurt!!!
I do a bit of native orchid photography (if you call using a Cannon Poweshot A400 'photography'). Some small versions of my photos can be found here: http://runnerzach.googlepages.com. I still have to add Cyp. kentuckiense, Malaxis unifolia, and Isotria medeoloides. I'll try to do it tonight, but I'm lazy.Wogga said:i appreciate the help, and if i ever get any pictures, ill be sure to post anything worthy of showing.
aside from national capital OS, which i only just joined, i wouldnt know who to ask where to find them. any ideas?