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Yellow Lady's Tresses's Orchid

October 07, 2022

The Yellow Lady's Tresses's Orchid is our latest flowering orchid flowering up to the first hard frost. Look for the small yellow patch inside the orchid flower. The orchid flower itself is no larger than a green pea.

 

Courtesy of Wikipedia

These are perennial herbs growing from fleshy root systems that range from slender to tuberous, and are occasionally stoloniferous. Most of the leaves are basal, but some species have leaves higher on the stem before the inflorescence matures, often taking the form of a sheath around the stem. The inflorescence is a terminal spike with flowers arranged in a characteristic loose or dense spiral. As in most other orchids, the flowers are resupinate, twisting during development into an upside-down position. The six tepals may be separate, or the three upper may be joined to form a hood over the lip petal. The lip is thin to somewhat fleshy, and two basal glands produce nectar. The flowers are usually white, cream, ivory, or yellowish, and two species have pink flowers; a few are also fragrant.[3][4]

 

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