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Galearis spectabilis

Galearis spectabilis (L.) Raf.

Showy Orchid, Purple-hooded Orchid, Gay Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

USDA Symbol: GASP5



Galearis spectabilis (Showy orchid) #40677

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: Transylvania
State: NC
Location Notes: Avery Creek area. Pisgah National Forest.
Accession date: 2014-08-22
Filename: A_C_IMG0782.JPG
Slide Index: 8708337049_6a3f6639ea_o.jpg
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Landscape
Shot: A flowering plant. Photographer's note: "I think showy orchid is my favorite temperate woodland species. It typically lives in moist coves and can be locally abundant. There can be many color variations in a small population. It is one of the earliest orchids to bloom in the mountains."
Date Taken: 2013-05-04
NPIN Image Id: 40677

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By: JAM
Date: 2014-08-22

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