Orchids are back at the Missouri Botanical Garden

| February 21, 2009 | 2 Replies

Once again the orchids are on display at the Missouri Botanical Garden.   I snapped some photos or these incredible beings.  After all, they are our cousins.  Richard Dawkins estimates that animals diverged from the plant kingdom about two billion years ago.

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I’ve written previously about Darwin’s fascination with orchids here.   For today, I will simply paste in a few new photos of these incredibly beautiful plants.   I’ve posted many more of my photos of today’s show at one of my public web albums at Picasa.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich and his wife, Anne Jay, live in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where they are raising their two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    I like the flowers! I saw the show too. It was great!

  2. Stephan says:

    Number three is actually the pitcher (not the flower) of a Nepenthes, a type of carnivorous plant, not an orchid (even better than an orchid, I say!). Oh wait, there are orchids in the background.

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