Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler

Posted on 06/19/2015


Photo taken on June 15, 2015


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orchids
Neottia smallii
Olympus 1.4X Teleconverter
JIM FOWLER
Listera smallii
E-5
Pisgah National Forest
Sigma
Olympus
105mm
wildflowers
Appalachian Twayblade orchid


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Neottia smallii (Appalachian Twayblade orchid) formerly known as Listera smallii

Neottia smallii (Appalachian Twayblade orchid) formerly known as Listera smallii
A few days ago, Walter Ezell and I went up to an area in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, North Carolina to search for the rather elusive Neottia smallii or Appalachian Twayblade orchid. I used the term "elusive" because they are not easy to find. They prefer to grow under the dense, low-hanging branches of Rhododendron maximum or Rosebay Rhododendron -- particularly if the Rhododendron are next to streams. We did manage to find a couple of dozen of the orchids scattered on stream banks in a location just north of an area called the Pink Beds.

We also found a couple of additional wildflowers that were in bloom along the roadside.

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