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Know your orchids?

Posted by shapiro 5a Ontario (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 29, 07 at 10:15

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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RE: Know your orchids?

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

RE: Know your orchids?

  • Posted by kwoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 30, 07 at 11:12

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.

RE: Know your orchids?

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.

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