Friday, April 15, 2016

Native Orchids?

Q. This plant is growing on the slopes near where my daughter lives in Palos  Verdes. She thinks it may Be a wild orchid. Thanks Laura 

Mystery plant. 

A. After doing a search of native orchids here on, I found a pretty good match for this photo. It's a Epipactis gigantea, commonly known as a stream orchid or giant hellaborine. Here's its range (from so you see that it can be found where daughter lives in Palos Verdes:

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