Habenaria radiata, the egret flower of the Far East

One of Japan’s most famous orchids is the delicate terrestrial species, the egret flower, Habenaria radiata.  This plant’s flower indeed looks much like a snowy egret with its display plumage puffed out.  Despite being well known world wide, ironically this species is imperiled in the wild.  In addition, most growers find it a bit difficult … Continue reading Habenaria radiata, the egret flower of the Far East