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Calypso Orchid

Our most common native orchid in western Montana maintains a few intriguing reproductive traits. The number of seeds a flower produces depends on how much pollen is delivered by bumblebees, with an average seed count between 10,000 and 20,000 per flower. And the seeds require help from mycorrhizal fungi in order to germinate.

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