This field guide offers information on what, where, and when to find wild orchids in the Southeastern United States. It presents all the information necessary to correctly identify 76 species of orchids, 4 varieties, 61 forms, and 13 hybrids.
Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville. He is the author of several books about native orchids, including Wild Orchids of Florida and The Wild Orchids of North America, North of Mexico, and the founder and editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal. Stan Folsom is a watercolorist and botanical illustrator whose work appears in Wild Orchids of Florida and The Wild Orchids of North America, North of Mexico.
Orchid enthusiasts will fall over their own feet in their rush to buy [this book]. Professional botanists, lay people, native plant societies, orchid societies, teachers, naturalists, libraries, natural history institutions will all want this book. - Ann K. Malmquist, founding president, Ohio Native Plant Society; "The utility of a field guide combined with the essence of a general native orchid reference.... Presents the native orchids within the southeastern range in a manner suitable for both the completely 'green' amateur and the seasoned orchid hunter." - Scott Stewart, University of Florida"