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Alaskan Orchids
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Default Alaskan Orchids

Very few people realize that Alaska not only has wild orchids, it has over 30 species - that's more than Hawaii has.

I was walking along the road that makes the edge of my property and lo and behold, I found one of our native orchids. Strangely enough, it's called the Alaska Orchid, (Platanthera unalascensis).

Here are some pictures. The first of these are not great because I was literally being eaten alive by mosquitos! I was taking pictures 'for the record', not 'art'.

I went back today to get some good pictures of the flowers and foliage. (Got in a spitting match with someone over what species it is. I won.)

And finally, for all you arachnophobes out there:

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