Wildflower Wednesday: A floral celebration in stamps
Top left to right: Triphora trianthophoros, Cypripedium californicum, Hexalectris spicata, Cypripedium Reginae, and Spiranthes odorata
Bottom, left to right: Platanthera leucophaea, Triphora trianthophoros, Platanthera grandiflora, Cyrtopodium polyphyllum, and Calopogon tuberosus
It's not often that my worlds of nature, gardens and stamp collecting collide, so a recent email about a forthcoming stamp issue in the USA on Friday is cause for celebration. Even better when it means I can join in Gail's Wildflower Wednesday.
These are a selection of 10 from over 100 native species which grow in the wild (and in gardens) in the States. We have 52 native species here in the UK, many of which are so rare they can only be seen in a nature reserve.
Thanks to Facebook friend Jacqueline Soule who double checked with David Coleman (originator of the email), I also have their confirmed names as shown above.
Now to find them if I can in their native habitat, or at least pick up a booklet of 20 stamps from the US Postal Service...