Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 12/05/2013


Photo taken on August  7, 2013


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spiranthes
romanzoffiana
ladies tresses
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Hooded Ladies'-tresses

Hooded Ladies'-tresses
In early August (that's how far behind I am with posting pictures) we made one of our many trips across the North Cascades to the Spokane area. We left early in the morning and as dawn was breaking made our first stop in North Cascades National Park near Diablo Lake Overlook to photographed the Ladies'-tresses there. To our disappointment they were nearly finished, the result of a hot dry summer. Further up the mountains, however, near Rainy Pass, we found more of them in prime condition and stopped to take photos before continuing on our way to eastern Washington. The story of our trip and photos can be found at the link below.

The Hooded Ladies'-tresses, Spiranthes romanzoffiana, in one of three species in that genus to be found in the state of Washington, this one very common and the other two very rare. It is a small plant, often under six inches tall and seldom more than a foot tall and flower that vary from off-white to cream. A closer look at the flowers is given below in an older picture. It is one of the last of our native orchids to bloom and loves wet sunny meadows. It gets the name "Ladies'tresses from the braided appearance of the flower spikes.

Mirabelle Côté, William Sutherland, Hellemor, Barra1man (Leaving ) and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Spiranthes romanzoffiana
3 years ago.
Klaus Ehrenheim has replied to Ron Hanko
I visited this LINK but I couldn't post a commentary. I wanted to say: You are a lucky person, You could go hiking and you can go hiking in your wonderful state Washington with many interesting destinations. Thank you for sharing your photos and for the comments to these photos!
Regards Klaus
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Reamarkable shot, Danielle!
Beautiful image!
Excellent work!
3 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Gorgeous shot with the sparkling water drops! Lovely flowers, too =)
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
splendid the drops!
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Most beautiful!
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Beautiful details and series, Ron.
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Great shots!
3 years ago.
Klaus Ehrenheim
Klaus Ehrenheim
Danke, Ronald, dass du dieses schöne Foto von der unauffäligen Orchidee in unsere Gruppe gestellt hast!
3 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Magnifique avec ses perles de pluie ***
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Lovely and I like those drops too
3 years ago.
Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
Belle ,simple et merveilleusement présente !
Très belle photo
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Excellent capture
3 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Perfect ...Very Detailed..................
3 years ago.
Colette NoËl
Colette NoËl
Sweet rainy picture !
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
delightful jewelled orchids, excellent pictures !
3 years ago.
Gerlinde
Gerlinde
very lovely!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Constance Lowery
Constance Lowery
this is nice. I like the hint of rain showing
3 years ago.
Geoff. McElwaine
Geoff. McElwaine
Wonderful picture, particularly with the water drops on the leaves, etc. Seen and Appreciated in : Nature Canvas
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
An enchanting shot, Ron! Lovely composition and detail.
Thanks for the interesting information. Have a splendid Saturday!
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome view! Love the detail and water droplets!
3 years ago.