Calypso bulbosa


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Noun1.Calypso bulbosa - rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leafCalypso bulbosa - rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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Not content simply to admire the pink blush of a certain flower that grows in the shade of a giant Sitka spruce, I hunt through a wildflower guide, comparing photographs, reading descriptions, finally discovering what I believe to be its "true" name: Calypso bulbosa.