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Orchids Group

  
To see all  Orchids  in order by Common Name     START HERE
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Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)
For most of us the word "Orchid" conjures up images of elaborate tropical plants. Many people know that there are a few orchid species in Ontario. But few know that there are over 50 species of Orchids in the province!

Other Orchid species of Ontario that are not yet on this site:
  • Autumn Coralroot (Corallorhiza odontorhiza)
  • Broad-lipped Twayblade (Listera convallarioides)
  • Case's Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes casei)
  • Checkered Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera tesselata)
  • Franklins Lady Slipper (Cypripedium passerinum)
  • Huron Green Orchid (Patanthera huronensis)
  • Larger Purple-fringed Orchid (Habenaria fimbriata)
  • Puttyroot (Aplectrum hyemale)
  • Southern Slender Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes gracilis)
  • Tubercled Orchid (Platanthera flava)
  • White Adder's Mouth (Malaxis monophyllos)

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Alaska Orchid (Piperia unalascensis)
Alaska Orchid
(Piperia unalascensis)
Arethusa (Arethusa bulbosa)
Arethusa
(Arethusa bulbosa)
Auricled Twayblade (Listera auriculata)
Auricled Twayblade
(Listera auriculata)
Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid (Platanthera obtusata)
Blunt Leaf Rein Orchid
(Platanthera obtusata)
 
Calypso (Calypso bulbosa)
Calypso
(Calypso bulbosa)
Club Spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata)
Club Spur Orchid
(Platanthera clavellata)
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens)
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain
(Goodyera pubescens)
Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera repens)
Dwarf Rattlesnake Plantain
(Goodyera repens)
 
Early Coralroot (Corallorhiza trifida)
Early Coralroot
(Corallorhiza trifida)
Grass Pink (Calopogon tuberosus)
Grass Pink
(Calopogon tuberosus)
Great Plains Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes magnicamporum)
Great Plains Ladies' Tresses
(Spiranthes magnicamporum)
Green Adder's Mouth (Malaxis unifolia)
Green Adder's Mouth
(Malaxis unifolia)
 
Green-leaved Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera oblongifolia)
Green-leaved Rattlesnake Plantain
(Goodyera oblongifolia)
Heart-leaved Twayblade (Listera cordata)
Heart-leaved Twayblade
(Listera cordata)
Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine)
Helleborine
(Epipactis helleborine)
Hooded Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana)
Hooded Ladies' Tresses
(Spiranthes romanzoffiana)
 
Hooker's Orchid (Platanthera hookeri)
Hooker's Orchid
(Platanthera hookeri)
Hybrid Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum X C. candidum)
Hybrid Lady's Slipper
(Cypripedium parviflorum X C. candidum)
Large Round Leaf Orchid (Platanthera macrophylla)
Large Round Leaf Orchid
(Platanthera macrophylla)
Long-bracted Green Orchid (Coeloglossum viride)
Long-bracted Green Orchid
(Coeloglossum viride)
 
Nodding Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes cernua)
Nodding Ladies' Tresses
(Spiranthes cernua)
Northern Green Orchid (Platanthera hyperborea)
Northern Green Orchid
(Platanthera hyperborea)
Northern Slender Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes lacera)
Northern Slender Ladies' Tresses
(Spiranthes lacera)
Ram's Head Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium arietinum)
Ram's Head Lady's Slipper
(Cypripedium arietinum)
 
Round Leaf Orchid (Platanthera orbiculata)
Round Leaf Orchid
(Platanthera orbiculata)
Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)
Showy Orchid
(Galearis spectabilis)
Small Round-leaved Orchid (Amerorchis rotundifolia)
Small Round-leaved Orchid
(Amerorchis rotundifolia)
Small White Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium candidum)
Small White Lady's Slipper
(Cypripedium candidum)
 
Small Yellow Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var makasin)
Small Yellow Lady's Slipper
(Cypripedium parviflorum var makasin)
Spotted Coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata)
Spotted Coralroot
(Corallorhiza maculata)
Striped Coralroot (Corallorhiza striata)
Striped Coralroot
(Corallorhiza striata)
Wide-leaved Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes lucida)
Wide-leaved Ladies' Tresses
(Spiranthes lucida)
  
To see all  Orchids  in order by Common Name     START HERE