Which orchids grow naturally in your area?

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  1. Jul 11, 2013 #21

    Leo Schordje

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    If one knows where to look, within 100 miles of downtown Chicago one could see up to 17 species if you took a number of trips over the year. Walking distance from my home is Illinois Beach State Park, on Lake Michigan, have seen Spiranthes magnicomporum, Platanthera psychodes, Platanthera leucophaea which is in bloom right now, Calopogon puchellus, and a few orchids with mostly green flowers, that I don't bother checking up on. Cyp candidum population just off a main thoroughfare in an industrial park in a near north suburb. They are all around, just not easy to find.

    Platanthera leucophaea photo from cell phone, so humid that day, 7/8/2013 that the lens kept fogging up. This is great orchid watching, I did not have to get out of the car! :rollhappy: I just rolled down the window and took the picture. It was growing in one of the north sections of IL Beach SP, in the dogwood shrubs right next to the road. Now that is how I like to hunt for orchids, staying seated in the air conditioned car.
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  2. Jul 11, 2013 #22

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    That takes all the fun out of it. your supposed to get full of ticks, mosquito bitten, attacked by snakes, touch poison ivy, etc. etc.

    I am remember as a kid I went by myself using the commuter train that runs to Michigan City and getting off to explore one of the bogs in the Indiana dunes area. I slipped off the tree roots and was knee deep in muck. I reached up to grab a branch to help myself up and then realized it might just be poison sumac. No orchids were found, I was a mess, but I contracted no diseases.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2013 #23

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    I have Cypripedium candidum within a 30 minute drive of my house and Gelearis spectabilis is about an hour drive from my house. I think there are more around, I just don't know the locations.
     
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    Yeah, Indiana Dunes and Hook Bog, south of the dunes there are where the Platanthera ciliata can be found, also inside the fence for one of the big petroleum storage facilities is a nice stand of Cyp reginae. I think the Dunes are only 40 or 50 miles from downtown. Its amazing what is tucked away here and there.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2013 #25

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    The only stand of Galearis I know of is more than 100 miles from Chi-town. But that may be just because I don't know.

    You know how to find out about where the orchids are? Volunteer with a local "Friends of the Prairie" group, participate in a few site work days, clearing brush. If they see you 3 times, and you don't dig any prairie plants up in front of them, they will start to share with you local sites for different plants.

    Volunteer, help out, the rest of the information will come very casually.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2013 #26

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    also offer to take pictures of the orchids that you see, and give them copies of whatever you photograph
     
  7. Aug 9, 2013 #27

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    Cool you have some interesting natural species, and rare ones too :clap:
     
  8. Aug 11, 2013 #28
    Hmmm...

    Near the city I live in and depending on the season, one can find
    Ophrys mammosa, Ophrys hansreinhardii, Ophrys apifera, Ophrys reinholdii, Anacamptis pyramidalis, Anacamptis papilionacea, Orchis italica, Orchis mascula, Spiranthes spiralis, Himantoglossum robertianum, Himantoglossum caprinum, Limodorum abortivum, Platanthera chlorantha, Dactylorhiza romana & D. pauciflora, Cephalanthera longifolia...

    At my parent's area, one can find some of the above, but also Ophrys sicula, Ophrys speculum, Ophrys oestrifera, Ophrys attica, Serapias lingua, S. vomeracea and others....

    you can check some photos here...
    http://www.slippertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29167&highlight=edipsos
    http://www.slippertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20596&highlight=edipsos
     
  9. Feb 27, 2015 #29

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    Great question and thread.

    In Ontario Canada there are 60 species (21 genera), the majority of which are present in central Ontario.

    While we have tons of lady slippers, my favourite and unfortunately very rare ones include White and Purple Fringed Orchids, commonly associated with wet/mesic mixed and tallgrass praire ecosystems.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2015 #30

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    Here in central PA, I have found:
    Cyp acaule by the hundreds
    Epipactis helleborine along the roadside
    Goodyera pubescens
    Some sort of crazy tiny Spiranthes that I can't ID down to the species level growing in live sphagnum
    and on just one very special occasion when I was 18, Isotria verticillata
     
  11. Mar 8, 2015 #31
    These are introduced, but still pretty cool. In the forest above my house there are thousands of them

    Spathoglottis plicata
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    And Phaius tankervilliae
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    Mature growth?

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    Must be great to be able to see 100's of those Spatho's in bloom. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Orchids of the Adelaide foothills, South Australia

    Acianthus caudatus
    Acianthus pusillus
    Caladenia behrii
    Caladenia carnea
    Caladenia latifolia
    Caladenia leptochila
    Caladenia reticulata
    Caladenia tentaculata
    Calochilus robertsonii
    Corybas diemenicus
    Corybas incurvus
    Diuris behrii
    Diuris orientis
    Diuris pardina
    Eriochilus cucullatus
    Glossodia major
    Leporella fimbriata
    Leptoceras menziesii
    Orthoceras strictum
    Pheladenia deformis
    Pterostylis nana
    Pterostylis nutans
    Pterostylis robusta
    Pterostylis sanguinea
    Thelymitra antennifera
    Thelymitra grandiflora
    Thelymitra nuda
    Thelymitra rubra

    That's all I can think of at the moment, but there are more.
     
  14. May 27, 2015 #34

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    :sob: Anytime you can get any of those to get rid of let me know. :eek:
     
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    Around here south jersey one of the more common orchids is platanthera clavellata, and white fringed orchis and pink ladyslippers in the pine barrens areas
     
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    Tons of Tipularia discolor, Goodyerea pubescens, Cypripedium acaule, and some
    Pogonia ophioglossoides in a nearby bog habitat.

    That is all I've seen myself, here in the Virginia Piedmont outside of DC, though I know there are many more. There just aren't enough suitable habitats since this area is so heavily developed, and has seen most of the country's history.

    We also lost a lot of carnivorous plant habitats as everywhere.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2020 #37

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    52 species and varieties are native to Massachusetts!
     
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    I have in my Florida backyard:
    Encyclia tampensis butterfly orchid
    Orange beak orchid Sacolia lanceolata
    Lady Treeses lawn orchid Spiranthes
    African spotted orchid Oeceoclades maculata
     

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