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White-Fringed Orchid Sprouts in DLSP Florida

Deer Lake State Park 2017

I hadn't seen or heard a word from the biologists this spring. A year ago they planted white-fringed orchid seedlings in restoration areas in the park. They marked each one with a flag.

I wondered if those plants would survive. During the year I saw some of them bloom in late summer, go to seed and dry up in winter.

On March 21 I confirmed that three plants are now sprouting, starting with a single leaf. One was great discovery. Seeing two was even better. But three gave me high confidence in probable survival. The plant is a perennial. Since all three were close to blue pin flags, I can't tell if the seedling survived or if the sprout grew from new seed. Seeing a single leaf near each flag makes me think these are probably last year's plants.

Pitcher plants

On March 22 Jeff Talbert reported that they had placed over 1600 plants, including 1400 trumpet pitcher plants, in the ground and flagged, in a nearby restoration area. See Jeff's post on Instagram, atlantabgconservation. On March 30 I investigated what I call area Nine.One: see the video.

Awareness colors

Emerald Green for awarenessjjGreen background in the Trips section? Words fail me to explain. emerald green for awareness. Partially, it is about balance through opposites. These color wheel examples show the pure hues. Lighter purple is the Trips background hue. The bright green hue is the complementary color on the color wheel. The background of this text is the darker complement of the Trips background color. Credit for the color wheels goes to Delphine Doreau 2016.

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