Orchid Sirens

San Francisco Bay Area orchids highlight an article in the Los Gatos Patch. Numerous native species grow in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco, and they call to longtime orchid lover Ed Nazzal like sirens. He braves poison oak and rattlesnakes to find lovely locals like the Steam Orchid, Epipactis gigantea, and the beautiful purple Calypso bulbosa. The article includes good photos so you can enjoy the flowers without the hiking hazards.

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2 Comments on “Orchid Sirens”

  1. nancy Says:

    I like this story. There are some fascinating native species there.

  2. Medford Lees Says:

    Thanks for this post. I’m so glad its not me with poison oak and snakes.