Can you eat an orchid?

Can you eat an orchid?

The title of this article might appear odd to some people who have so far known orchids merely for their sublime beauty and elegance. Can you eat an orchid is a question that can flummox any ordinary individual who is not aware of its edible characteristics. You must have seen rose petals sprayed all over the birthday cake in a wedding or a birthday party but never thought about orchid as an edible flower. Some species of orchids are edible

Facts About The Flying Duck Orchid

Facts About The Flying Duck Orchid

If you have never seen the Flying Duck orchid in real life, you can be forgiven for thinking that it is a fake. This is because it is hard to imagine Mother Nature trying to copy or impersonate one of its own creatures? But it is a fact that the flowers of this species of orchid bear uncanny resemblance to a flying duck. It is a small species of orchid that is found in eucalyptus woodland of Australia along its

Facts About The Ghost Orchid

Facts About The Ghost Orchid

The look of these Ghost Orchids look similar to Green Squid Orchid (Encyclia Cochleata) or the Hanging Naked Man Orchid (Orchis italica). They also resemble the look of a frog but they are actually most known as Ghost Orchids. Ghost orchid is a perennial orchid that is an epiphyte in nature. Lindenii in its scientific name is actually a name of a famous botanist from Belgium. This orchid was identified by Jean Jules Linden in 1844 in Cuba. It is

Facts About Green Squid Orchid

Facts About Green Squid Orchid

Earlier referred to as Encyclia Cochleata, the Green Squid orchid is an epiphytic orchid that is native to Central America and the Caribbean. However, it can also be occasionally terrestrial and seen growing on the ground. The flowers of this orchid are unusual not just in their resemblance to Green Squids but also because of having their column above the labellum. In fact, the labellum looks like a hood over the column. Despite being a common plant in Central America,

The World’s Most Expensive Orchid

The World’s Most Expensive Orchid

Orchid lovers can be seen in all parts of the world growing different species of these flowering plants in their gardens and pots inside homes. Many orchid species are rare and found only in their natural habitat. There are also some species that have been labeled as endangered because of their over plucking and the inability to be grown in home conditions. Orchids come in all shapes and sizes and there are more than 20000 varieties of these plants. But

Facts about the Bee Orchid

Facts about the Bee Orchid

When you see this bee orchid plant it is hard to believe your eyes as this species of orchids produces flowers that resemble bees. What you see is a small fuzzy bee sitting on a flower having three lateral petals. There are two more sepals that are shaped just like the antennae of a bee. However, it is nothing but a trick played by Mother Nature to dupe male bees into thinking they can mate with these female bees. The

Facts about the Monkey Orchid

Facts about the Monkey Orchid

There are many orchids that bear flowers looking like animals and birds. But the one that is really amazing is the one that looks like the face of a monkey. This orchid called Monkey orchid is aptly named because of its striking resemblance to the simian primates. It is really surprising but Mother Nature has literally dittoed the details with two dark eyes, eyebrows that are fuzzy and dotted, a nose that is furry, and even the beard that one

Facts about the White Egret Orchid

Facts about the White Egret Orchid

The White Egret Orchid is perhaps the most delicate of all orchid plants. Its flower is so white and so beautiful that it reminds one of the white bird called egret. It is a heron with an all white plumage. It is a wild variety of orchid and even though it is native to Asia, it is grown in United States also. Its flower looks just like the egret in full flight with its distinct white plume. It is a