Calypso Orchid

The Calypso Orchid (Calypso bulbosa) appears in early Spring and is found in the shade of cool, moist forests. Its bulb-like corms are found below ground or just barely covered by mosses and moist forest litter. It is especially sensitive to disturbance as the bulb is easily dislodged. The Calypso Orchid pollinates by deception in that it attracts insects which it does not nourish. The genus Calypso is named after the beautiful Greek nymph in Homer’s Odyssey who lived a solitary life on an island, making life very sweet for the occasional sailor who washed up on her shores, and who delayed Odysseus’ return to Ithaca for seven years.

Image Size: 6.5″ x 9.25″
Paper Size: 9″ x 12″
Suggested Frame Size: 11″ x 14″
Edition Size: 400

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