On two days this week I've counted 460 stems of thee birds orchid (Triphora trianthophora
) at Pickett's Mill Historic Site as a part of our BotSoc survey of the park. As of Thursday afternoon, all of the flowers were in subhorizontal bud and who knows when they'll be upright and gorgeous. There are a lot of them however.
If any go out in the next few days, please let me know what you find. If you are interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. This is a fragile place, an extremely elusive orchid and its only known location in the Piedmont.