Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Nun's Cap Orchid


Nun's Cap Orchid
Phaius tankervilliae
(FAY-ee-us) (tan-kar-VIL-ee-ay)
Orchidaceae


This is an easy to grow Orchid that has actually naturalized in parts of Florida. There seems to be a couple of ways to spell the name so I hope this is right. It is also easy to propagate and can be done so from the old flower stalks.

I am really tired this morning as I am slowly getting back into shape. It looks like we are in for some wintry weather and a lot of rain tomorrow and then some more sleet and snow for Wednesday night. Global Warming, huh? Just kidding actually, I am neutral on Global Warming and prefer to let the scientists fight that one out. This does seem to be the coldest Spring I can remember in a long time. I am off to work to see what I can do to clean up after the winter.



Here is a picture of the nice looking buds of this Orchid.

Synonyms: Nun's Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid, Red Crane Orchid, Swamp lily, Veiled Nun Orchid

1 comment:

Salix Tree said...

Your photos are stunning! What a beautiful flower this is!