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Orchid photography

Contributed by Miren Moragrega

Orchid photography

Contributed by Miren Moragrega

Orchid photography

Contributed by Miren Moragrega

Orchids have four needs. First they need partial light. Orchids will do best in a north or east facing window. The light from a south or west facing windows may be too strong and can burn the leaves

Contributed by Maria Zepeda-g

Monkey Orchid are found in Peru and Ecuador. They are said to smell like freshly ripe oranges once in full bloom.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Naked Hanging Man Orchid even look like they have faces! They look like awesome little dudes huh?

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Flying Duck Orchid found in Eastern and Southern Australia. These cool little orchids were featured on an Australian postage stamp in 1986.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Bee Orchid is usually found in the Middle East. It's resemblance to a bee is no accident. It attracts bees with chemicals and of course looks. The bee tries to mate with the flower and the flower uses the close encounter to give off pollen. The process is called pseudocopulation.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Holy Ghost Orchid

Do you see the dove hidden in this rare and endangered flower from Panama?

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Fly Orchid uses tricks similar to the Bee Orchid to attract a pollinator!

Contributed by Alyssa Green