Wild Orchids of Florida

Wild Orchids of Florida updated and expanded edition with references to the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains

Author Paul Martin Brown with drawings by Stan Folsom

With its comprehensive yet easy-to-follow treatment, Wild Orchids of Florida remains the essential field companion for professional botanists, native plant enthusiasts, nature lovers, or anyone who wants to learn more about what’s growing out in the wilds of Florida.

The guide contains 200 new points of fact, including:


  • more than 100 new county records established since 2002
  • three recently rediscovered species that have not been seen in 100 years
  • two previously undocumented species, six new hybrids, and several new color forms described and illustrated for the first time
  • the resurrection and revalidation of the little-used genus of Gymnadeniopsis
  • 34 revised county distribution maps, 37 new color photos, and three new watercolors by Stan Folsom


Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville. Stan Folsom is a watercolorist and botanical illustrator.

Paperback; 432 pages; Size  6 x 9