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Showy Orchid
Galearis spectabilis
(formerly Orchis spectabilis)

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis) Other common names: Showy Orchis

Other scientific names: Orchis spectabilis, Galeorchis spectabilis

Family: Orchid Family (Orchidaceae)

Group: Orchids

Flowers: Spring;  White, Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 22   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 692 photographs available, of which 9 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

A fine Showy Orchid plant in bloom.

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

Closer view of the flowers.

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

a Showy Orchid plant in the woods, with other spring wildflowers.

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

Cloeup of Showy Orchid flowers.

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

Looking inside some rather aged Showy Orchid flowers.

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

Showy Orchid flower buds.

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

Spent Showy Orchid plants in the late summer, forming seed.

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

Spent Showy Orchid flowers in June.


Range map for Showy Orchid (Galearis spectabilis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)