Update: May 11, 2013
Corkscrew "Super" Ghost Orchid
Discovered in July 2007, the Corkscrew "Super Ghost" orchid has been in the spotlight each summer since then as it continues to produce many flowers year after year. As of May 11, 2013 this orchid has just started showing signs of new root growth, it is still too early for buds though. We will continue to monitor the orchid and will post updates here.
Newly Discovered Ghost Orchid:
On August 12th, 2012 a visitor found another ghost orchid at Corkscrew. It had one flower on it when it was found, but the first flower only lasted until Thursday, August 16th. There was another flower open until the first week of October.
If you plan to visit Corkscrew to see the ghost orchids, please bring binoculars as both are about 50 feet high in old growth bald cypress trees. The "Super Ghost" is about 100 feet away from the boardwalk, the newly discovered Ghost Orchid is about 40 feet from the boardwalk. They can both be seen clearly from the boardwalk using either binoculars or a spotting scope. There are signs on the boardwalk rails identifying their locations.
To see the "Super Ghost", you have to walk just under a mile to almost the furthest point of the boardwalk, near interpretive sign number 7.
The newly discovered ghost orchid is just beyond the Super Ghost, and just past the Overlook Platform spur trail, on the Royal Palm spur of the boardwalk. Walk to the end of the Royal Palm spur trail and look about 50 feet up in the cypress tree that is on the left side of the royal palm tree. The orchid is on the left side of the main trunk of the tree.
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