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A little walk

This is a discussion on A little walk within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I went for a walk. I saw some sort of tiny wild orchid last year ...

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    I went for a walk. I saw some sort of tiny wild orchid last year and wanted to find it for some pics. With a late thaw this year they are not out yet and was unable to find them. Never saw them before and I have spent ALOT of time in the bush. I was hopeing that someone would identify them. I will go look again in July. Here is a pic of a picher plant that grows wild here.
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    That is a dramatic sky there Rick, hope you didn't get too wet!. Love that pitcher. We don't get them in the UK, just tiny little sundews

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    The pitcher plant at 7:00 o'clock looks like a goldfish!

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    Wow, Rick, that picture plant is really cool! I have never seen one growing in the wild before. Nice! Thanks for sharing it.

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    The pitcher plants are Sarracenia purpurata. Those have colored up nicely!

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    Very cool. Pavel, I've not heard of the purpurata, are they a sub-species of the purpurea? Sarracenia purpurea are native to the eastern US and canada, and have a relative in the south that looks very similar. I think that the colder it gets, the more red pigment they aquire. Looks like a Sarracenia purpurea to me, though I'm not expert on the subject!

    In terms of an orchid which might fit the bill... rose pegonia's, calapagon's, or ladies tresses all are lowland plants which will do well in a bog area. But there are plenty of others... a good resource would be the connecticut botanical society's web page - they have many listings of native orchids:
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    if you take that link and just click on "next in orchid family" you'll be able to scroll through most of the native orchids that will be in ontario as well. Hope it helps! Thanks for the pics.

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    Thanks for the link. I was able to I.D. it there. It was the Dragon's mouth, but it had a slight colour difference of a darker red. They only grew in about a 6 foot circle so to try and find them in a couple hundred acre swamp was pretty pointless. But I don't give up easily. I'll try again next month, its snowing again today.

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    I wanted to throw up another link that, I believe, Ron shared with me. Anyway, I have found very useful. I posted it in our LINKS thread (number 25) some time ago. Here is the direct link to it for future use. Native Orchids of the United States I hope it helps too!

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