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Cypripedium acaule

This is a discussion on Cypripedium acaule within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Sometimes we tend to forget the orchids we have around the corner. For instance, we ...

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    Default Cypripedium acaule

    Sometimes we tend to forget the orchids we have around the corner. For instance, we found a bunch of spectacular Cypripedium acaule when were out walking in Western Maryland during the Memorial weekend. What beauties!

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    Very pretty.

    Growing up in St Mary's County Maryland (southern, western shore) we on occasion would find what we called Jack in the Pulpit in the 1960's. We didn't realize they were orchids. Seems to me they were rather green and white.

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    Such a nice surprise when you find them by accident!

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    Yes, how nice to see this while on a walk!

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    Wow. Very nice indeed.

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    A nice find while out on a walk.

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    Lovely find. Cypripedium acaule can be abundant in areas that were logged or burned or otherwise disturbed, then allowed enough time for conifers to grow to young maturity and accumulate fallen needles etc. to a good depth. It looks like you may have found such an area. Its a good idea to pollinate a couple flowers when you see them like this to help keep the cycle going. Natural pollination isn't always common.

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    ...Growing up in St Mary's County Maryland (southern, western shore) we on occasion would find what we called Jack in the Pulpit in the 1960's. We didn't realize they were orchids. Seems to me they were rather green and white.
    The plant usually called Jack in the Pulpit is an aroid with green/white/brown striped flowers, not an orchid. The problem with "what we called them" names is they can get applied to anything.

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