To be sure, ours are found where water abounds. Unfortunately such areas are uncommon. Also our orchids are smaller and less showy than in tropical climes. Nevertheless they are a joy to find and a beauty to behold.
Further information about orchids in our area can be found on Al Schneider’s excellent web site: “Wildflowers, Ferns, and Trees of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah”. Stan Welsh’s book on: “A Flora of Utah” is very comprehensive.
There are more than one species of Bog orchids in San Juan, but I have chosen to lump them together. The identification of Corallorhiza wisteria is tentative.
There is another orchid in San Juan that I have yet to catch in full bloom. This is called Rattlesnake-plantian in the genus, Goodyera.