Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Calypso bulbosa -- (Calypso)

photos by Susan McDougall


Calypso bulbosa

An early-flowering orchid of lowland forests, Calypso is locally abundant. The fragrant flowers are pinkish and mottled. Occasionally white flowers are present.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: April 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7384, -121.9156
Date: April 29, 2014
Calypso bulbosa

The single leaf is oval, and the solitary flower borne on a six-inch stem. The pink petals flare out, and the lip is mottled. It is the most "classic" of the Park's orchids.

Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: April 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7384, -121.9156
Date: April 29, 2014

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