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Steve Foss

Small northern bog orchid

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When we think of Minnesota orchids, we tend to think in terms of the wonderfully colored ladyslippers. But there are (approximately) 43 wild orchids that occur in Minnesota, and quite a few look as unobtrusive as these small northern bog orchids.

A statement in greens, the SNBO generally is under a foot tall, and tends to grow on hummocks in sphagnum bogs, though it occurs in other habitats as well. One of the most common orchids in Minnesota, it often goes unnoticed because few people tromp through bogs, and of those, even fewer take the time to peer at eye level orchids only a few inches tall.

These were captured near Bemidji over the last few days.

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Delicate little things! Would be easy to miss these when walking through the woods!

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Very nice Steve!...small an onobscure as this orchid species is,it's still stands out in it's uniqueness...a wonderful find!...I probably walked by these many times through the years and never realized what I may have stepped on...I'll be watching for these the next time in the bogs! grin

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