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    Question question about wild orchids of washington state

    my grandparents own a bunch of land and i wanted to know if i could find some wild orchids on the property its a marsh lands and swamp and some woods type of area i really want to take pics of them that would be so great if there were wild orchids on the property. I was mostly wanting to find Fairy Slipper but any wild orchid would make me so happy to pic i dont care what kind it is. do you think there is a guide book that can identify wild orchids in the washington state. thanks for all the great info and help when i get pics if i get pics i will post for you guys to see
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    There may be a book / online guide for your area out there if you search google for Orchids of the Pacific Northwest.

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    my grandparents own a bunch of land and i wanted to know if i could find some wild orchids on the property its a marsh lands and swamp and some woods type of area i really want to take pics of them that would be so great if there were wild orchids on the property. I was mostly wanting to find Fairy Slipper but any wild orchid would make me so happy to pic i dont care what kind it is. do you think there is a guide book that can identify wild orchids in the washington state. thanks for all the great info and help when i get pics if i get pics i will post for you guys to see

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    Redhead... even if you dont find orchids on their property, if you are going to be relatively close to my area around august or so, i can show you a few populations of orchids ive stumbled upon in the area...

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    There are 41 Native Orchids in Washington State.

    Calypso bulbosa var. americana or Pacific or Eastern Fairy Slipper

    Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis or Pacific or Western Fairy Slipper

    Cephalanthera austiniae or Phantom Orchid

    Coeloglossum viride var. virescens or American Frog Orchid

    Corallorhiza maculata var. maculata or Spotted Coralroot

    Corallorhiza maculata var. occidentalis or Western Spotted Coralroot

    Corallorhiza maculata var. ozettensis or Ozette Coralroot

    Corallorhiza mertensiana or Western Coralroot

    Corallorhiza striata var. striata or Striped Coralroot

    Corallorhiza striata var. vreelandii or Vreeland's Striped Coralroot

    Corallorhiza trifida or Northern Coralroot

    Cypripedium fasciculatum or Cluster Lady's Slipper

    Cypripedium montanum or Mountain Lady's Slipper

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin or Northern Small Yellow Lady's Slipper

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens or Large Yellow Lady's Slipper

    Epipactis gigantea or Stream Orchid

    Epipactis helleborine or Broad-Leaved Helleborine

    Goodyera oblongifolia or Menzies' Rattlesnake Plantain

    Liparis loeselii or Loesel's Twayblade

    Listera banksiana or syn. Listera caurina or Northwestern Twayblade

    Listera borealis or Northern Twayblade

    Listera convallarioides or Broad-Leaved Twayblade

    Listera cordata var. nephrophylla or Western Heartleaf Twayblade

    Piperia candida or Slender White Piperia

    Piperia elegans subsp. elegans or Elegant Piperia

    Piperia elongata or Wood Rein-Orchid

    Piperia transversa or Flat-Spurred Piperia

    Piperia unalascensis or Alaskan Piperia

    Platanthera aquilonis or Northern Green Bog-Orchid

    Platanthera chorisiana or Chamisso's Orchid

    Platanthera dilatata var. albiflora or White Bog-Orchid

    Platanthera dilatata var. dilatata or Tall White Bog-Orchid

    Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys or Fragrant Bog-Orchid

    Platanthera huronensis or Green Bog-Orchid

    Platanthera obusata subsp. obtusata or Blunt-leaf Rein-Orchid

    Platanthera orbiculata or Large Round-Leaved Orchid

    Platanthera sparsiflora or Few-Flowered Rein-Orchid

    Platanthera stricta or Slender Bog-Orchid

    Spiranthes diluvialis or Ute Ladies' Tresses

    Spiranthes porrifolia or Western Ladies' Tresses

    Spiranthes romanzoffiana or Hooded Ladies' Tresses

    theres a book Wild orchids of the Pacific Northwest and Canadian Rockies by Brown, Paul Martin

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