Longwood Gardens discovers orchid never before found growing in US

In a private wooded area on the expansive property that houses Longwood Gardens, a unique orchid has quietly taken root.

What makes this fruit-bearing flower, not-so-commonly known as Cyrtosia septentrionalis, so unique is that Longwood Gardens has never imported the plant, according to their records.

There is no evidence of anyone ever ordering the Japanese orchid, which is impossible to cultivate in normal nursery settings because it is an awfully picky little thing. Over decades of orchid displays and dozens of different species, there is no trace of this particular species coming to the former farm owned by Pierre du Pont in Kennett Square.

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