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FLORIDA NATIVE PHOTO: Platanthera cristata

This is a discussion on FLORIDA NATIVE PHOTO: Platanthera cristata within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A not-very-common native orchid appearing in wet meadows and along wet roadsides in northern Florida ...

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    Default FLORIDA NATIVE PHOTO: Platanthera cristata

    A not-very-common native orchid appearing in wet meadows and along wet roadsides in northern Florida in late summer (late July through August).


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    Are these protected? Or do they get treated as "weeds" and mowed by the road crews? Very pretty orchid. I really like blooms that look like animals. To me, this one looks like tiny squid swimming around. Thanks for the pic!

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    dreamer,
    they are supposed to be protected, but often end up the victims of the mower, because the state of FL doesn't realize that they are damaging plants that they passed laws to protect. Hence, if one were to be caught digging up a single plant on a roadside by someone knowledgeable (and, frankly, most forestry folks and law enforcement folks would not have a clue), one could be fined (or perhaps even put in jail). But the road crews can mow them all down with no consequences...it's certainly a backwards system.

    Now, honestly, the plants will likely survive the mowing, as the main leaves are reasonably close to the ground. But the blooms will be trashed, and thus the seeds to produce new generations of plants will be greatly reduced.

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