It’s not all igloos and Iditarods up there

Today’s GPOD comes from Patrick Ryan, the Education Specialist at the Alaska Botanical Garden. The garden is in Anchorage, and you can find out more about it at

A lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium). Patrick would like to point out that Alaska has 33 terrestrial native orchid species, more than three times that of Hawaii. The Aloha State, however, still has Magnum P. I.

ABG Entry Path in winter

The same path in summer

They can grow Mecanopsis and you can’t. Patrick says the ABG is building a collection of approximately 12 species of this genus.

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