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Chapters of the story of Bluestem Farm

Platanthera psycodesOrchids found native on the farm and description of land. (this webpage)

Platanthera clevellata in flaskVisiting Bluestem's Lab




Cyp. parviflorumVisiting Bluestem's Nursery



Cyp reginaeCypripedium reginae out planting
First conservation project


Platanthera leucophaea Rock CountyPlatanhera leucophaea,  the white fringed prairie orchid, conservation

P. ophioglossoidesPhoto gallery of orchids found in South Central Wisconsin 


Orchids in Bluestem Farm
Nursery
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Cyp candidum
Cypripedium candidum

Cyp parviflorum in shadehouse
Cypripedium parviflorum in shade house

Cyp parviflorum seedlings
Cypripedium parviflorum x candidum

Cypripedium parviflorum seedlings
Cypripedium parviflorum seedlings

Cypripedium parviflorum seedlingsCypripedium parviflorum seedlings

Cypripedium parviflorum seedlings
Cypripedium parviflorum seedlings

Cypripedium parviflorum
Cypripedium parviflorum

Cypripedium parviflorum greenhouse
Cypripedium parviflorum greenhouse

Cypripedium reginae
Cypripedium reginae 

Cypripedium reginae
Cypripedium reginae 

Cypripedium reginae 3-4year old
Cypripedium reginae

Cypripedium reginae nursery bed
Cypripedium reginae

Cypripedium reginae roots
Cypripedium reginae roots and growths

Calopogon tuberosus
Calopogon tuberosus

Calopogon tuberosus
Calopogon tuberosus
Calopogon tuberosusCalopogon tuberosus

Goodyera pubescens seedlings
Goodyera pubescen seedlings

Liparis lillifolia
Liparis lillifolia

Liparis loselli
Liparis loselli

Platanthera clavellata
Platanthera clavellata

Spiranthes cernua
Spiranthes cernua

Orchid Habitat Restoration and Preservation 

Bluestem Farm   photos and text by Scott Weber unless
otherwise noted. Use of photos outside of this website must be by permission.

Cypripedium parviflorum
Cypripedium parviflorumin the nursery at Bluestem Farms

This gallery of nursery photos are pictures of species successfully propagated from seed.  All species are native to Wisconsin, the majority from my home county, Sauk, and nearby counties.  I’m particularly interested in preserving local genetics and stick to seed of species found in our area, with a few exceptions.   Some species, notably the yellow lady slipper (I use Cyp. parviflorum for all yellows, large or small, since there is no convenient point of separation between the two), have been reintroduced to our farm.  The nearest wild population is only a few miles as the crow flies, so they may have grown on our farm at one time.  The local old-timer said that nurseries harvested a lot of wild flowers from our area in the past.  We’ve also introduced some Triphora trianthophora and seed of Platanthera leucophaea  from nearby genetic stock.  It is too early to tell whether those have been successful.  The Triphora appeared last year, but I did not see it this year (2008).  It is common for many species of orchids to appear, disappear, then reappear at some later date.

Calopogon tuberosus
Calopogon tuberosus

Platanthera clavellata
Platanthera clavellata


Liparis lillifolia
Liparis lillifolia

Calopogon tuberosus
Calopogon tuberosus