Wild orchids evoke a particular and sometimes addictive fascination among naturalists, botanists, and wildflower enthusiasts. With few exceptions, these singular plants cannot be moved and propagated successfully, and so, to ensure their survival, they must be protected and sought out in their native habitats. This definitive guide facilitates their discovery and enjoyment.*Covers all orchids growing wild in New England, New York, and adjacent areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.*Includes illustrated keys to the genera and species and a checklist of northeastern orchids.*Describes in alphabetical order 71 orchid species and varieties, with a drawing of each, and full information on more than 50 forms and hybrids.*Features 192 full-color photographs of the orchids in their native habitats, along with 71 distribution maps. *Suggests where to find the orchids.*Provides a bibliography and a glossary. *Bound with a durable cover for use in the field.