Discoveries Out & About: Showy Orchid ~ Galearis spectabilis
I learned about these orchids growing locally through the park Plant Walk series held by my municipality.
These orchids were growing upslope from a wetland in partial sun on a bed of moss underneath Gray Dogwoods.
Several references state that these orchids are often found in limy soil.
Native to eastern North America. See the BONAP map for details.
Have you seen this orchid before? What type of habitat did you find them growing in?
© Heather Holm, 2015. Heather Holm