Tag Archives: Orchidaceae

Neat Plant Alert – Crane-fly orchid

It’s the height of summer in Arkansas. That means it’s time to brave the heat and go into the woods looking for Crane-fly orchid (Tipularia discolor)! Found in deciduous woods in a majority of Arkansas counties scattered evenly across the … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Crane-Fly Orchid

Crane-fly orchid (Tipularia discolor) of the Orchidaceae (Orchid) Family is the only species of  the genus found in North America.  This perennial plant is found in the eastern US (except New England), west to Illinois and south to Texas.  In … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Great Plains and Fragrant ladies’-tresses orchids

Arkansas has 9 species of ladies’-tresses orchid in the genus Spiranthes. They are found across the state in a wide variety of habitats, from disturbed areas, lawns and roadside ditches to high quality meadows, marshes, prairies and woodlands. Two of … Continue reading

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Threebirds Orchid One of August Delights on Kings River Falls Hike

(Story by Burnetta Hinterthuer) OCT. 30, 2011 | While driving Highway 16 on August 28, 2011, I noticed white flowers     blooming along the highway but couldn’t get a really good view of them. Slowing down, I realized that they were … Continue reading

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