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Florida's Native and Naturalized · 3M ago

A New Calendar for 2017 - Ghost Orchids!

...and only Ghost Orchids.  11 photographs, and one educational page, of this rare and enigmatic orchid that haunts the swamps of extreme southern Florida.  The first page introduces you to ...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 7M ago

Thank You for Voting Rosebud Orchid for 2016!

Thank you to all who voted for my Rosebud Orchid photo for 2016!This image was a finalist in the 2016 "Land of Flowers" photography contest.  I asked for your vote and folks voted in overwhe...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 8M ago

For Immediate Release - 'Super' Ghost Orchid at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is in full bloom

July 19th, 2016. For immediate release:The highly anticipated bloom of the 'Super' Ghost Orchid at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida is underway.  First discovered in 2007, this...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 10M ago

Time for Our Annual Central Florida Orchid and Wildflower Walk

Come join us on our upcoming Central Florida Orchid/Wildflower Walk on June 4, 2016!Here is the itinerary for the walk:IntineraryAnd here is a legal waiver:Legal Waiver Price is $10 in advan...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 11M ago

Show That You Heart Florida's Native Orchids - Fundraiser

Show your love for Florida's Native Orchids with the I Heart Florida's Wild Orchids t-shirt!Ok, folks, we're asking for your help. All of our efforts here at Florida Native Orchids to educ...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 1Y ago

The Ghost Orchid's Islander Cousin

The genus Dendrophylax, which includes the Florida Ghost Orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii), is rather widespread throughout the Caribbean.  One easier-to-grow, but slightly less impressive, pla...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 1Y ago

Helping Victims of Sex Trafficking: The Porch Light and the #ShineALight Challenge

One cause that our family has become keenly aware of, and far more concerning than the loss of our natural ecosystems harboring native plants and animals, is the issue of human trafficking. ...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 1Y ago

Wall Calendars! or Christmas and Other Holiday Gift Ideas Featuring Florida's Orchids - Part 2

Wall calendars are always a great way to share beautiful photographs of Florida's wild orchids with loved ones.  Proceeds go to helping our continued efforts to keep up our educational websi...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 1Y ago

Christmas and Other Holiday Gift Ideas Featuring Florida's Orchids - Part 1

The Holiday season is upon us, and while you could purchase all sorts of things for your loved ones from Ugly Christmas Ties to a Shark Laser Pointer, you can better show your loved ones you...
Florida's Native and Naturalized · 1Y ago

A Compendium of American Orchids

FTD has put together an awesome graphic showing a number of orchid genera and how they are related to each other.  As you may know, the Orchid Family (Orchidaceae) is the largest plant famil...