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"Weed" growing in Ontario
« on: July 23, 2013, 08:04:33 PM »
My mother-in-law has sent this picture of a "weed" growing in her garden in Southern Ontario. Can anyone identify?
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Re: "Weed" growing in Ontario
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 08:06:14 PM »
Oh to have such "weeds"!  Looks like an Epipactis - certainly some sort of orchid.....


I thought E. helleborine - a European species  whic seemed unlikely in Ontario- but a rootle around the internet tells me that this orchid is indeed quite common around the Pacific North West, for instance.......
http://nativeorchidsofthepacificnorthwest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-northwests-two-epipactis-species.html ..... fancy that!
« Last Edit: July 23, 2013, 11:27:59 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: "Weed" growing in Ontario
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 08:11:28 PM »
Oh to have such "weeds"!  Looks like an Epipactis - certainly some sort of orchid.....
Probably Epipactis helleborine? Know to grow in the area.
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Re: "Weed" growing in Ontario
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 08:13:50 PM »
Ah I see you posted while I was modifying my post..... yes, Epipactis helleborine I think.
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Re: "Weed" growing in Ontario
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 11:16:48 PM »
Presumably the north east of Canada too, in Ontario? Very nice "weed" Rob.
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Re: "Weed" growing in Ontario
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 10:40:33 PM »
We found it as an introduced 'weed' almost everywhere we went in Ontario last month, though not in flower.
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Re: "Weed" growing in Ontario
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 08:33:56 PM »
This "weed" invited itself into my garden (in Washington state) and has seeded itself around.  Not a bad color for a little orchid.
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