You can get the North American orchids at Phytesia. To celebrate the 4th of July, we just got a full American kit of hardy orchids.
American Orchids for your garden
Content of the American Orchids kit
Get an American touch to your garden and pick our 6 garden orchids North American assortment:
- Cypripedium Californicum
- Cypripedium Pubescens
- Cypripedium Reginae
- Cypripedium Kentuckiense
- Spiranthes Cernua Chadd’s Ford
- Epipactis Gigantea
Conserving North American Orchids
The North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC) is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden that will join public and private organizations to conserve, cultivate and restore North America’s native orchids.
Orchids are found throughout North America and many of the approximately 200 species are threatened or endangered because of habitat loss.
This video is a guide to the Go Orchids web site and explains some basics of identifying native orchids:
Why are orchids so fascinating and captivating?
Beautiful, diverse and often large-flowered, orchids are an ancient plant family that has evolved an amazing array of flower types, pollination mechanisms and complex interactions with animals and fungi. In the plant world, orchids reign supreme as about 10 percent of all plant species are orchids.
Among flowering plants, orchids are the largest family and no other plant family can match the array of evolutionary features that orchids possess. Collectors prize orchids for their showy flowers; scientists have long been fascinated by the relationships between the plants and their pollinators.
Today, orchids have taken on even greater significance – highly sensitive to habitat change, orchids are among the first casualties from environmental loss and damage.