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Orchids of Latin America
Credit: Miriam Kramer
Providing a small respite from the cold, dreary winter, a new exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., presents the orchids of Latin America at their finest. On display are a stunning variety of these prized flowers these are not your standard grocery store orchids.
While the Smithsonian exhibition only features plants that can withstand a non-climate controlled, somewhat harsh environment, other orchids are adapted to a wide and varied number of habitats. So far, more than 25,000 species of the flower have been discovered around the world.