Facebook Group: American Orchid Society
If you enjoy orchids, you may wish to join the American Orchid Society Facebook group which has over 13,000 members You will see many orchid photographs that are posted there. Click on the link to reach and join this group.
Facebook groups are free. You may join and participate in existing groups or create and manage your own Facebook groups that reflect your professional or personal interests.
Subhash Sharma There are approximately 165 species in the subfamily Cypripedioideae which comprises this beautiful looking Lady's slipper orchids, Unlike most other orchids, slipper orchids have two fertile anthers — they are "diandrous". For that reason, experts have debated whether this clade should be classified within the orchid family (Orchidaceae), or whether they should compose a separate family altogether called Cypripediaceae. Cypripedium are found across much of North America, as well as in parts of Europe (one species) and Asia. The state flower of Minnesota is the showy lady's slipper (Cypripedium reginae); the pink lady's slipper (Cypripedium acaule) is the official flower of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.
Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend who lives in Dublin, Ireland. He frequently comments on my photographs when I post them on Facebook.
Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG_2338
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs