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Orange-Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris) Growing (practically everywhere) on hillsides and along a lakeside at Fort Mountain State park. This is one of my bucketlist orchids, so I was thrilled to see them in such large numbers. It was totally worth the short trip up the mountain (did I mention I have a phobia of winding mountain passes?)!<br />
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Pollinators of this orchid include: The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), the Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), the Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus), the Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) and moths like the White-Lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata).<br />
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Pollinators of this orchid include: The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), the Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), the Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus), the Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) and moths like the White-Lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata).<br />
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Orange-Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris)

Growing (practically everywhere) on hillsides and along a lakeside at Fort Mountain State park. This is one of my bucketlist orchids, so I was thrilled to see them in such large numbers. It was totally worth the short trip up the mountain (did I mention I have a phobia of winding mountain passes?)!

Pollinators of this orchid include: The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), the Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), the Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus), the Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) and moths like the White-Lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata).

Orange-Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris) Growing (practically everywhere) on hillsides and along a lakeside at Fort Mountain State park. This is one of my bucketlist orchids, so I was thrilled to see them in such large numbers. It was totally worth the short trip up the mountain (did I mention I have a phobia of winding mountain passes?)! <br />
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Pollinators of this orchid include: The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), the Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), the Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus), the Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) and moths like the White-Lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata).<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/82998/orange-fringed_orchid_platanthera_ciliaris.html Geotagged,Platanthera ciliaris,Summer,United States,Yellow fringed orchid

    comments (8)

  1. Gorgeous!! It looks so tropical! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you! It does, doesn't it?! Very summery and bright! Posted one month ago
      1. Yes, and so well photographed. I think this is my new fave photo of yours! Posted one month ago
        1. :O Thank you so much!

          To be honest, I'm a tiny bit proud of it too! *blushes* So difficult to self-compliment!
          Posted one month ago
          1. You should be proud <3. Posted one month ago
  2. Wonderful orchid, beautifully captured! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you so much, Ferdy! Posted one month ago
  3. So glad you got to see this very special plant in the wild. It is dynamic, yet dainty indeed - and beautifully presented here. I agree with Christine, looks more like something you'd see down here in Australia. Posted 16 days ago

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''Platanthera ciliaris'', commonly known as the yellow fringed orchid, yellow-fringed orchid, or orange-fringed orchid, is a large and showy species of orchid. It grows in "acid soil of hillside seepage bogs" in the longleaf pine landscapes of the Gulf Coast. Like many species in these habitats, including flatwoods, it is dependent upon recurring fire to create open conditions. Further north it is found in bogs, but even here it may be dependent upon fire to create open conditions.

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Uploaded Aug 10, 2019. Captured Aug 10, 2019 09:43 in 181 Fort Mt Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm