Know your orchids?

shapiro(5a Ontario)July 29, 2007

Hello, garden friends! This plant has "arrived" all on its own in my suburban Ontario garden. I suspect it is a type of orchid but don't know the name. Would also be interested in theories of how it comes to be here. Would a bird have carried the seed? Thanks for your help!

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Perhaps Epipactis helleborine, if so, not a native: Native to Europe, Asia, and north Africa.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2007 at 11:31AM
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kwoods(Cold z7 Long Is)

Flowers on one side? Does it bend over? My epipactis have been done for a while.

Saw lots of froggys (Coeloglossum viride) blossoming in High Peaks region of Adirondacks this weekend though.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 11:12AM
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The picture is definitely Epipactis helliborine as ESH suggested, I have many in my yard, however this year they grew up to a certain point and then stopped growing ,no flowers on them yet. I dont know if they will finish off or not. My neighbors plants have grown up and are all done.
I was all set to take pictures with the digital camera of some , but the woodlands have slowed down it seems. Tom in NW PA.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 10:08PM
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