Native Plant Trust


Thursday, March 14, 2024

New England Orchids

There are 50 species of orchids native to New England. They include exquisitely beautiful fringed orchids (Platanthera) and lady’s slipper orchids (Cypripedium), evergreen rattlesnake plantains (Goodyera), myco-heterotrophic coral roots (Corallorhiza). A few orchids such as the pink lady’s slipper (Cypripedium acaule) are wide-ranging and familiar but many are rare, diminutive and hard to spot. You will learn orchid diversity, identification, habitats and conservation efforts for rare species such as the small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides). In this class you will learn about the ingenious flower structure, sophisticated pollination strategies and mycorrhizal connections that make Orchidaceae one of the most successful and largest family of plants in the world.

Date/time detailsThursday, March 14, 2024, 5 - 8 PM
LocationZoom / Online
Program codeBOT3036
Fee$45 (Members) / $54 (Nonmembers)
InstructorNeela de Zoysa
CertificateElective: Basic or Advanced, Botany