Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Jewel Orchid

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Jeweled Orchid ... Jeweled Ludisia ... Haemaria discolor ..

Shot in the "Orchid House" at Lincoln Park Conservatory ... in January, 2008 ..

Jewel orchids are mostly grown for their spectacular foliage. Most species of jewel orchids produce insignificant flowers but a few, such as Ludisia discolor, produce spikes of small but attractive white and yellow flowers and these are also pleasantly fragrant.

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