<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Military Orchid

 

 
Military Orchid
 

 

The flowers of the Military Orchid have a hood or helmet, which might give the appearance of small soldiers.

Appears in May and June in just a few localities.

Note: As with all wild flowers, orchids should never be picked. Not only does picking a flower deny other people the chance to enjoy seeing it, but the plant will be weakened and the opportunity for it to set seed will be lost. Furthermore, the conditions under which an orchid grows are extremely specific and it would almost certainly perish if it were to be transported to another site.

 

 

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