• Bruce Siebold

The Word Of the Day. "EPIPHYTE"


Ready to expand your vocabulary? How about "epiphyte." This beautiful moth orchid arrived at our doorstep on mother's day and it is classified as an epiphytes plant. By definition it refers to a group of orchids, mosses or ferns that grow on another plant or object. They are not connected to the soil and receive their nutrients from the air, rain or dust. Many simply call them "air plants." So the next time you are chatting with family or friends, try and steer the conversation toward epiphyte plants. No doubt they will be most impressed and thankful for this new information. But, if you don't need to impress your family and friends, then I suggest you simply enjoy the beauty of this moth orchid.

Specializing in Nature Photography in Menomonie, Wisconsin

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