Idaho’s intriguing Orchids
presented by Lynn Kinter, PhD
Lynn is lead botanist at the Idaho Natural Heritage Program, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. She conducts research on rare native plants, including a threatened orchid, Ute ladies-tresses.
Idaho is home to 28 native orchids. They occur in a surprising array of color, shapes, and sizes, from the pink fairy slipper that is only a few centimeters tall, to the peach and green stream orchid at about a meter tall. A few lack leaves and chlorophyll and parasitize other plants. Some attract and funnel insect pollinators in unusual ways.
Come learn about these fascinating and lovely wildflowers!
Tuesday, February 13, 7pm
at the MK Nature Center