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White Fringed Orchid Expedition

July 31, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I went on my first White Fringed Orchid trip yesterday. It's still early but I did find a few blooming. I was also hoping to find the Tall Bog Orchid a less common species. I only found one last year. I will return in a week or two to see how they are progressing.

August is the best month for wildflowers in Nova Scotia probably due to the presence of pollinators. This is definitely a chicken and egg problem or is it another unexplained miracle of nature?

As I wandered yesterday looking for orchids I found lots of other wildflowers some of which I photographed. Every orchid and wildflower has several local folk names, all valid, just like folk names for birds.

Brown-eyed Susan

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Daisy Fleabane

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Evening Primrose

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Rabbit's Foot Clover

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Hop Clover

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Mullein 100Mullein 100 Mullein 101Mullein 101

Purple Loosestrife

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Purple Vetch

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Queen Anne's Lace

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Rabbit's Foot Clover

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St. John's Wort

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Tall Sweet Clover

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White Fringed Orchid

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Wild Rose and Red Clover

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Yarrow 100Yarrow 100