Nov. 14, 2019

More of clubspur

The spot where this clubspur orchid was growing was a low damp area in on mostly exposed rock on a West Virginia mountain top. It seemed a little strange to someone from Michigan who is used to seeing them where there's a lot more soil. Clubspur does seem to be determined to be a little strange. Most orchids rotate their flowers so the lip is at the bottom. At that point we would probably think of the as straight up and down. Clubspur only gets part way there, ending up with flowers about 40 degrees out of line. I now know a photographer's quest to find nicely aligned flowers was always going to be futile.