Many orchids are to be found across Canada. They are all terrestrial.
Some are showy and photogenic such as the well-known lady’s-slippers. Many others are inconspicuous and easily overlooked by the casual observer. Some are found only in the deep seclusion of almost impenetrable fens and quaking bogs with lots of mosquitoes for company. Others inhabit mysterious tranquil places waiting to thrill the visitor.
Our native orchids live in habitats that are very special to their needs. They do not survive moving to other locations, especially our gardens and flower beds. Please do not dig them up or pick the flowers. Leave them in “the wild” for others to enjoy.
- Native Orchids of Canada compiled by the Orchid Society of Royal Botanical Gardens
- Wild Orchids of Northern Ontario
- Orchids of the Windsor-Essex region
- Muskoka Flora Native orchids and other plants
- Orchids of Alberta
- Manitoba Native Orchids
- Orchids of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Native Orchid Conservation Inc. Manitoba, Canada
- Native Orchids of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies