Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 08/09/2013


Photo taken on July 27, 2013


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elongata
piperia
long-spurred piperia


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Long-spurred Piperia

Long-spurred Piperia
Here finally is a new photo, this one of Piperia elongata, one of our native orchids and one found only here in the Pacific Northwest.

The plant is named for the flowers' long spur or nectary, with the green color of the flowers a distinguishing feature of this species.

It was photographed on Goose Rock near Deception Pass where we found two other species of Piperia blooming at the same time and often together.

The plant grows up to two feet (60 cm) tall and the flowers with the spur are over an inch long (3 cm). The plant's leaves have withered by the time it blooms.

nativeorchidsofthepacificnorthwest.blogspot.com/2013/08/seventeenth-week-of-native-orchid.html

Peter, Don Sutherland, Hellemor and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Piperia transversa
Piperia transversa

Piperia elegans
Piperia elegans
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
An interesting looking plant with its long spur, Ron, beautifully photographed as always. Great to have found it and others on your trip.
4 years ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
What a lovely orchid ! The green is so unusual.
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
The colors are so subtle! I thought the flowers were leaves at first glance.... Neat!

4 years ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
Extraordinary, Ron. Again, your macro work is just outstanding. What beautiful flowers.
4 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
what a rich series, love all the pictures !
4 years ago.
Hellemor
Hellemor
Lovely lovely.
4 years ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beautiful and so sooooo delicate ! I loved the added photos too .
4 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Great Series !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
Fascinating flowers! Lovely shots
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Beautifully photographed!
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Well captured, Ron!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Very delicate, excellent close up, Ron!
4 years ago.