Archive | September, 2015

Non-Native Orchids

Non-native OrchidsThis month say goodbye to summer and hello to some of our non-native orchids. Many of these orchids that have naturalized across North America, were originally cultivated in our gardens but somehow their dust-like seeds “slipped the chains of cultivation and made a successful run for freedom” -Jim Ackerman, University of Puerto Rico.
We hope this gallery will help you identify those non-native orchids that have naturalized, understand a little bit of their ecology and recognize their potential impact on our native vegetation.

Go Orchids – video guide and more orchids!!!

Go OrchidsWe have now profiled over 200 orchids on Go Orchids and added the new video that describes navigating the site and using the Simple Key. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out- take a look and let us know what you think.
If you would like a copy of the video, or other NAOCC material, for your organization or to present at an upcoming meeting- contact us and we can send you a CD.