Featured — Lost Orchids of Maryland

  • Maryland

    Maryland Map

    The Maryland landscape cuts across three main physiographic provinces. The Coastal Plain gives way to the low rolling hills of the Piedmont and rises up to the rugged mountain on the Appalachian Plateau. These diverse habitats contribute to Maryland’s impressive flora that includes over 50 orchid species.

  • Lost Orchids of Maryland

    Milk carton with missing orchid pictures

    In December of 2016, Maryland revised their list of rare, threatened, and endangered plants. Many of the 33 orchids that appear on the list are in trouble, but nine orchids seem to have completely disappeared. Considered extirpated, could these orchids just be lost, waiting to be found?