Bluestem Farm photos and text by Scott Weber unless
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parviflorumin the nursery at Bluestem Farms
gallery of nursery photos are pictures of species successfully
propagated from seed. All species are native to Wisconsin,
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
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
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
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
for many species of orchids to appear, disappear, then reappear at some