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Old 08-10-2009, 04:44 PM   #11
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A mini form of a jack in the pulpit?
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:55 PM   #12
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Triphora trianthophora?
NPIN: Triphora trianthophora (Three-birds orchid)
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:56 PM   #13
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Yes, very nice photo too.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:56 AM   #14
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Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

There is a colony of these flowers, also known as nodding pogonia, in the yard of a family friend. She heard that I was a bit of a plant nut, and invited me over to see.

I hadn't heard of this plant before, and I didn't know what a rarity it was until I looked it up afterwards.

I would have taken more photos, but the daylight was fading fast, the mosquitoes were unbearable, and I was nervous that my mother was going to step on the flowers.

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:29 AM   #15
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I've never seen it before in person, but it looks very lovely & delicate.
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