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showy orchid
Galearis spectabilis
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The showy orchid typically has pink or purple sepals and petals, which cup together to form a hood over the white lip.
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The color may vary from all pink or purple to all white.
In Arkansas it is found mainly in the Ozark region.

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In our area it may be found in the rich woods of the river bottoms on the north side of the river.




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The showy orchid is found in the eastern half of the United States and is on the lists of species of conservation concern in several northern states.