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The wide, flaring sepals of the large snake-mouth orchid are distinctive.

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Title:
The wide, flaring sepals of the large snake-mouth orchid are distinctive.
Topics:
Botany
Subjects:
Flowers
Orchids
Rosebud orchid (Cleistesiopsis divaricata)
Original Format:
Lantern slide; Hand-colored lantern slide
Extent:
3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021008
Photographer:
Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- more info on Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- 
Created Date:
circa
Description:
The wide, flaring sepals of the large snake-mouth orchid (right) are distinctive. From Natural Gardens (pages 311-312): "Perennials, with purplish flowers solitary; perianth parts except lower petals much alike: leaves 1 or 2 on stem. Bogs and moist soil, chiefly eastern. Summer."; From Natural Gardens (page 312): "KEY TO SPECIES: Lower petal not bearded; generally over 1 ft. high. Sepals wide spreading."
Genre:
Close-up views
Photographs
Location:
Big Savannah (N.C.)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells