This particular plant is a rather robust one, found deep in the Fakahatchee Strand. It was in full flower in late November. Interestingly enough, this particular plant was also photographed by the legendary Clyde Butcher and appears on his website.
Flowering spikes typically emerge in fall and bloom throughout the winter, providing no freakish weather occurs, bringing frost to the swamps.
Please don't take orchid plants from the wild, instead, leave them for others to enjoy.
Here is the profile page on the Florida Native Orchid website (click to follow it):
And here is one of the photographs we took that day:
|Florida Clamshell Orchid (Prosthechea cochleata)|