Featured – Orchids of the Great Lakes

  • Case’s Ladies’ Tresses Spiranthes casei

    Spiranthes casei

    Go OrchidsThis northern orchid has cream-colored flowers that spiral up a strong spike. The central portion of the flower is a deeper creamy yellow with sepals that project forward. It likes dry to moderately moist sandy soil.
    Photo ©Dale Fitch

  • Ram’s Head Lady’s Slipper Cypripedium arietinum

    Cypripedium arietinum

    Go Orchids The Ram’s Head is a species of special concern here in Michigan. Our smallest and most inconspicuous lady’s slipper, it often grows in patches in cool neutral soil.
    Photo ©Dale Fitch