All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Showy Orchis</strong>
<em>Galearis spectabilis</em> / Orchid Family
April 29, 2005<br>
I always enjoy finding this lovely pink and white orchid growing along the trailsides. Many orchids must have a soil fungus that grows into their roots to...
Showy Orchis
Galearis spectabilis / Orchid Family
April 29, 2005

I always enjoy finding this lovely pink and white orchid growing along the trailsides. Many orchids must have a soil fungus that grows into their roots to help them grow. They will not survive if moved from where they grow naturally. Never dig or buy wild orchids! I photographed these on the Little River Trail in the Smokies in April.
{Formerly known as Orchis spectabilis}
Perennial
Where seen:Oak Ridge Greenways Trails, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Frozen Head SP

Adsense