Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Friday, July 29, 2016

Purple Fringed Orchid

I never tire of counting Purple Fringed Orchid.  
It is listed as potentially threatened in Ohio, but is very rare at Oak Openings.  We spent a good 2 1/2 hours looking to find just 4 plants.
The bloom above was in heavy shade and the bloom below was in full sun.

Each flower is exquisite.

                   In the same ditch as the bloom above was an excellent Button Bush.


  1. That close-up . . . . so lovely.

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