Bringing A 'Million Orchids' To Florida's Trees

March 26, 2014 3:35 PM

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Bringing A 'Million Orchids' To Florida's Trees

Researchers at a South Florida botanic garden want to return the state's orchids to their former glory.

When railroads first came to Florida in the late 1800s, the plants were among the first resources exploited. Millions of orchids were plucked and sent north as potted plants. Now, after more than a century of logging and harvesting, it's rare to find them growing in the wild here.

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