Monday, June 28, 2010

Des Moines Brassavolas

This Brassavola was one of a dozen blooming orchids that greeted us at the Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center.  I think it's a Brassavola, but only a few of the plants had garden markers.  I'm a big believer in labeling.  So, inside the show room I was frustrated by the rows of unidentified orchids.  Maybe there's a special labeling system I'm not aware of.  Maybe the tags receeded into the mix.  Maybe. 


Brassavolas are going to look magical with or without a label and with or without knowing their proper names, but if you live in the Des Moines area I'm sure the botanical center would love your volunteer help. 

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