Large Round-leaved Orchid

By William T. Hathaway

Large Round-leaved Orchid (Habenaria orbiculata)

On a memorable field trip a few years ago I was proud to have been in the presence of Dr. Ruskin Freer, Professor of Botany at Lynchburg College. Dr. Freer took our group of hikers to one of his favorite spots in the Blue Ridge of Botetourt County, Virginia. He took pleasure in showing us a somewhat rare orchid that most of us had never seen before. As an amateur botanist, to have photographed this specimen had given me an innate satisfaction that only botanists can understand.