Florida's most common wild orchid. While it is protected
by law (collection from the wild is prohibited)
sometimes private growers propagate and share it.
An epiphyte found growing in the wild on
mangroves, pond apples, oaks, and pines.
Light Requirements: Full
sun to part shade.
One to three long slim leaves, from a few inches
to a foot or more in length, grow from a gray-green
pseudobulb. Leaves tend to be longer on plants growing
1.5" flowers appear alternately on a tall, thin
stalk, flowering from spring to fall. Blooms usually are
yellow-green or brownish with a whitish lip; petals and
lips are touched with a rose-purple spot or stripe. Many
variations in color (including white) have been found.
Protected species -- do not collect from
Native Florida Plants, Revised Edition