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spiranthes
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ute ladies' tresses


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Ute Ladies'-tresses

Ute Ladies'-tresses
Last week we traveled to eastern Washington and on the way looked for the one Washington native orchid we had not seen, the Ute Ladies'-tresses, Spiranthes diluvialis. As is evident from this photo we found it, and in fact found it in two locations. It is very rare throughout its range and is listed as threatened by the federal government due especially to habitat destruction. As the species name indicates, it prefers wetland habitats, riverbanks, flood plains, lakeshores, etc. (diluvialis means "from the flood") and this was found on a river flood plain that is often under water until early summer. The different species of the genus Spiranthes are referred to as Ladies' tresses in reference to the way the flowers are arranged in spiral around the stem.

Christine.,, Roger Dodger, Sigmund, Janano - and 23 other people have particularly liked this photo


33 comments - The latest ones
 RHH
RHH club
5 years ago.
 Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU… club
this tiny orchid is absolutely adorable, I imagine the emotion finding it ...
exquisite shot too !
5 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
beautiful and delicate
wishing you a most beautiful time:)
5 years ago.
 Gerlinde
Gerlinde
very beautiful find and capture!
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Exquisite capture!
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
5 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Beautiful! A lovely image, Ron.
Now you're going to have to find something else to look for!
5 years ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
Beautiful and delicate, dear Ron
5 years ago.
 Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Wonderful image, excellently taken !!
Have a nice day.
5 years ago.
 Jim Fowler
Jim Fowler club
A graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Matthew Pace, is researching Spiranthes, and his thesis may have some big surprises about the "validity" of certain species. Over the years, the taxon splitters have been rather liberal in their naming of new species. He is using DNA to help winnow out the superfluous species names. Excellent shot, BTW!
5 years ago.
 Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Another delicate beauty !!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful shot !!!
Think Pink
5 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Wonderful find and very beautiful flowers.
5 years ago.
 Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU… club

╰⊰✿ Amazing Details ❁⊱╮
5 years ago.
 raingirl
raingirl club
so cool, love how the blades of grass cut this photo into an angular abstract.
5 years ago.
 Alda - not often here
Alda - not often her…
Lovely capture!!
5 years ago.
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Absolutely perfect focus !!
5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Beautiful image Ron. Lovely delicate flower and what a great name
5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Lovely shot
Admired in:
100% perfect

Thank for sharing
5 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Une belle trouvaille,je découvre de plus en plus avec vous Ron..!
Bon Vendredi.
5 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
Sweet little flowers! Great find and capture =)
5 years ago.
 Eve
Eve
Que de variété merci du partage.
Toute délicate et fine avec ce joli bokeh
Bonne journée Ron !
5 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A beautifully taken image of these delicate looking flowers, Ron. Seen in the group Prime lenses (fixed focal length)
5 years ago.
 bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Absolutely gorgeous,Ron.
5 years ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Thanks for posting your lovely image Beautiful Flowers
5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
For the Cure:

Think Pink!
Breast Cancer Awareness!
5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Beautifully captured Ron

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5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Happy Weekend!!

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5 years ago.
 Sigmund
Sigmund
Lovely presentation of this great flower :-)) A great find.
5 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Congratulations on finding this elusive orchid.
5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Lovely shot.

Seen in The Little Pond
5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
I've seen your wonderful picture in
WoW of the day!
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5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Great shot
Seen in The World of Nature
5 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Your beautiful image was seen in
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5 years ago.

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