Guide to Orchids of North America
The result of eight years' study by a noted orchid expert, this handbook is a masterly distillation of information about the orchid world. Coloured photographs capture the orchids in detail, set them in their habitats, highlights their often spectacular forms. Line drawings show minute features and indicate scale, giving each flower a context based on size and characteristics. Maps pinpoint the location of each of the more than 100 species. This practical guide to the identification of North American species is not only a useful and reliable addition to any enthusiast's library -- it is also splendidly beautiful. Although many of our orchids are modest little plants, hard to find and sometimes difficult to appreciate because of their small size, they are captured here in close-ups that bring them magnificently into focus.
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apex basal base Bog Orchid bracts British Columbia Broad-leaved Helleborine Bruce Peninsula Canada centi centimeters in length colonies color Coral-root curved damp deciduous Description dorsal sepal evergreen fifteen millimeters Flowering Season flowers small flowers white forests form a hood found as late genus Goodyera Grass Pink grassy green stripes greenish Gunn Habitat Height to sixty Height to thirty Height to twenty-five July June to August Known Common Name Ladies'-tresses Splranthes Lady's-slipper late as August leaves locations MacGregor Malaxis margin middle lobe millimeters in length moist narrow Newfoundland Ontario Orchid Platanthera oval pale petals in contact pink plant Pogonia pollination pollinia pouch purplish raceme loose relatives saprophytic sepal to form sepals and petals shape sheathing the stem sixty centimeters slopes southern Special Features species sphagnum bogs Spiranthes Spiranthes casei swamps tapering thirty centi three-lobed toothed Twayblade twenty-five centi upper sepal Vancouver Island variety veins wavy whitish yellow yellowish