Of all the flowers vying for our attention, it’s possible orchids fascinate us the most.
There are about 25,000 orchids on six continents. They are a part of nearly every ecosystem, not to mention most flower shops. They’re fine-tuned to their surroundings, dependent on various factors such as wildfire, soil, moisture, and even other plants.
Some 46 species and varieties are found in Louisiana, about 20 of which are native to St. Tammany Parish.