May. 1, 2020

showy orchis, Galearis spectabilis

We saw showy orchis a couple of times on that day in Ohio. This little native orchid was about four inches tall. It was on an east facing slope in the afternoon. The lighting options and direction of view were limited. Guess it turned into a good image anyway. Showy orchis is a woodland plant in AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME(E), MI(T), MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH(T), NJ, NY(V), OH, OK, PA, RI(E), SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, NB, ON, and QC(L). Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Adams Co OH, 3/28/20. Orchid family, Orcidaceae.