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Orchids - Early Summer 2015
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Pale-green Orchid, aka Southern Rein Orchid   (Plantanthera flava var. flava):

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I found several stands of this fairly uncommon orchid in a flatwoods environment.
These pics were early June - I hoped to see them blooming in 3-4 weeks...


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Orchid Bud




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One month later, the orchid flowers were just beginning to open...



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Some of the few flowers that had opened so far...


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The delicate blossoms are only about 1/4 inch in size.


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The flowers open from the bottom of the inflorescence upward.




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By late July the flower clusters were finally fully opened.
Perhaps the dry spell in early summer delayed their blooms.



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