John's Nature Pictures

Stream Orchid

California is home to many native Orchids. Most are pretty small, even tiny, but this one is a good sized flower. Also very pretty. I like the large green leaves, also. As the name implies it is found along streams and moist areas, usually in places that get lots of shade.   Epipactis gigantea   (Orchid family)

Picture #177 -  copyright © 1993 by John Sherman


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