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Calypso bulbosa ~ Fairyslipper Orchid

> Calypso, the goddess daughter of Atlas, was Homer's beautiful nymph hidden in the woods and found by Ulysses when he was wrecked on the island of Ogygia. Calypso means 'concealment'.

Running Shoe Point, Malaspina Inlet, BC
April 15 2003

Walk gently by these orchids, only 3" high.
Widespread but rapidly being exterminated in populated areas due to trampling & especially picking.
Very fragile and will die if picked by the stem as the roots of it's corms are delicate.

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