A Rare Orchid Thought to be Extinct in Vermont was Rediscovered After 120 Years

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  • The small whorled pogonia that was thought to be extinct in Vermont for 120 years was recently rediscovered.
  • The orchid was found by a retired greenhouse manager in Vermont who posted pictures of the orchid to iNaturalist
  • The last discovery of the plant was in 1902 when it had been dug up and placed in a flower pot.

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