Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fisher Oak Savanna

Saturday, I went on an INPAWS field trip to Fisher Oak Savanna. There is an excellent restored praire with many great species, but the highlight was seeing a colony Orange Fringed Orchid.Potentilla arguta - Tall Cinquefoil

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Liatris pycnostachya - Prairie Blazingstar

Silphium laciniatum - Compassplant

Platanthera ciliaris - Orange Fringed Orchid

Limenitis arthemis - Red-spotted Purple

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I just had a great surprise this morning when I found eight flowering spikes of orange-fringed orchids while checking some trees in a boggy/seepy area. They were only on my radar because of this blog post.