Minnesota’s Native Orchids: Where to find them and why they grow here

June 14, 2024

Are you curious about how nature functions? Tag along with a scientist from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, June 14 at Forest Inn (across from Douglas Lodge). Minnesota has several native orchid species, and you probably know at least one of them (hint – it’s the state flower). Orchids grow all over the state. We’ll talk about some of the fascinating biology of this interesting plant and where orchids live. We’ll even take a quick hike outside to see some that will likely be blooming. Today’s guest is David Remucal, Curator of Endangered Plants with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This program is coordinated by the University of Minnesota’s Itasca Biological Station and Itasca State Park.