Wednesday, July 6, 2011

BBC Foray - the flowers

While attending the Brooks Bird Club Foray I had the opportunity to see a few flowers I had never seen before. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

I found this pretty flower at Olson's Bog. I believe it might be a Pogonia ophioglossoides.

  Also in the bog there were many Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia purpurea).

Poke Milkweed, Asclepias exaltata. Notice how the flowers are on long stems and not tightly packed like the Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca.   The leaves are very different as well.

 You can't tell very well but this flower is really big, the entire plant is about 4-5 feet tall.  It is a Canadian Lily, Lilium Canadense, and yes it is a native plant.

This Greater Purple Fringed Orchid, Habenaria grandiflora, was the flower highlight of my trip. It is a member of the Orchidaceae family and a perennial. It is very tall and I just noticed it at eye level on the side of the bank. Each individula flower looks like a tiny lavender angel.

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers, Cheryl. The orchid is also called Snakemouth Orchid. What a creepy name for such a beautiful flower.

The Canada Lily is amazing. I can see where the inspiration came from for those very expensive garden lights.

squirrel said...

Thanks Bruni. They were near Blackwater falls where you went the first day during the Pilgrimage. I dont' want to say exactly because I don't want anyone going down there and digging them up.

Woodswoman Extraordinaire said...

That Canada Lily is amazing. Love the pitcher plants too - I find carnivorous plants so fascinating.

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Beautiful photos!

Jama said...

Stunning photography! the milkweed looks almost like claws!

Luna Miranda said...

an amazing collection! the Canadian Lily is stunning! i love each photo--well done!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous blooms!

Today's Flower at my end, hope you can drop by,. Have a blessed Sunday!

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous and unique!

My entry.

Barbara said...

I would love to see one of those Canada lily in person as you have captured it so well. Beautiful

Trillium said...

This is one of my favorite posts you have done. Lovely.