New Mexico Wildflowers: Orchid Family



Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.

Calypso Orchid (Calypso bulbosa)

Calypso Orchid, Calypso bulbosa, New Mexico
Sandia Crest, June 2016

Why, oh why, did I take just one quick snapshot of this orchid in 2016? I still haven't seen another one.


Rattlesnake Orchid (Goodyera oblongifolia)

This is a small, easily overlooked plant. The flowers are white; they look green-tinged from a distance, but the green comes from bracts. Even when this one isn't in bloom, the green-and-white leaves should allow an ID.