Featured – David McAdoo

  • Pink Lady’s Slipper – Cypripedium acaule

    Pink Lady's Slipper - Cypripedium acaule

    This is a wildflower that many people recognize but are surprised to learn it is an orchid. If you live in the northeast United States, it is easy to find this orchid in highly acidic soil habitats often forming large colonies. The plant will likely die if someone tries to transplant it because inveribly the roots are damaged and the companion fungus dies. Enjoy them where they grow. This portrait was taken in the mountains of North Carolina. Photo © DRMcAdoo.

  • Downy Rattlesnake Plantain – Goodyera pubescens

    Downy Rattlesnake Plantain - Goodyera pubescens

    Another northeastern species that is just as easy to find in the winter as the summer. It has a rosette of evergreen leaves with distinctly lined white or greenish white veins. This very common plant flowers in late summer and often can be found in the same habitat as the pink lady’s-slipper. This is another plant photographed in North Carolina mountains. Photo © DRMcAdoo.