7 individuals on a roadside!
I think this is spies they brevilabris from what research I did but not sure.
This Lady's slipper was growing in a mainly pine section of the forest. It had base leaves, but had not yet grown a stalk or flowers.
Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera. Selecting which of the two families is larger is still under debate, as concrete numbers on such enormous families are constantly in flux. Regardless,...